U.S. deaths in Afghanistan, region

As of Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at least 375 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Sept. 22, 2007.
Of those, the military reports 249 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 62 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

• No deaths reported.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

• Army Pfc. Mathew D. Taylor, 21, Cameron Park, Calif., died Wednesday in San Antonio of wounds sustained when an explosive detonated near his vehicle July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

• Army Pfc. Christopher F. Pfeifer, 21, Spalding, Neb., died Tuesday in San Antonio, of wounds suffered from small arms fire Aug. 17 near Kamu, Afghanistan; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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