US losses pass 1000 in Afghan war

US losses pass 1000 in Afghan war
# 28 May 2010 12:54 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA. The American military death toll in Afghanistan surpassed 1000, APA reports quoting the Associated Press.
The grim milestone was reached when NATO reported that a service member was killed Friday in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. The statement did not identify the victim or give the nationality. U.S. spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks said the service member was American — the 32nd U.S. war death this month by an Associated Press count.
The list of American service members killed in combat in Afghanistan begins with Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman of San Antonio, Texas, a 31-year-old career Special Forces soldier ambushed on Jan. 4, 2002, after attending a meeting with Afghan leaders in Khost province. The base where a suicide bomber killed seven CIA employees last December bears his name.
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