DoD Op Enduring Freedom Casualty update as of 10am 5th Feb 2010
There have been a number of casualties again this week in Afghanistan. A total of 6 U.S. soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice this past week. Four were killed in action while two other died of other causes, presumably accidents.
While U.S. casualties have slowed since the overwhelming amount of casualties at the year end/beginning, civilians continue to be killed by both the Taliban, Afghan Forces and NATO Forces.
Afghan Police opened fire last night on 7 civilians near the Pakistani border. This is just an example of how quickly civilians can be in the crossfire.
The Pentagon, specifically, the U.S. Army has now started to hold commanders accountable for loss of troops. A recent investigation covered in my article on NowPublic Outpost Left Vulnerable, has recommended letters of reprimand and admonishment to Commanders involved in the killing of 7 U.S. troops.
DoD last updated its casualty list at 10 am Friday February 5th.
OEF U.S. Military Casualties
Total Deaths KIA Non-Hostile WIA RTD ** WIA Not RTD
Around Afghanistan 894 692 202 2067 2855
Other Locations**** 73 5 68 1
OEF U.S. DoD
Civilian Casualties 2 1 1
Worldwide Total 969 698 271 2067 2,856