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US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 524

As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at least 524 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 Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Of those, the military reports 375 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 65 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; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

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

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

- No deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

- Army Pvt. Michael W. Murdock, 22, Chocowinity, N.C.; died Thursday at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered at Combat Outpost Lybert, Afghanistan, when he was struck by enemy fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

- Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eichmann A. Strickland, 23, Arlington, Wash.; died Sept. 9 from injuries suffered when his vehicle struck an explosive in Afghanya Valley, Afghanistan; assigned to Combat Service Support Det. 36, Iwakuni, Japan.

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