Published on

October Deadliest Month for US Troops in Afghanistan


WASHINGTON - October has been the deadliest month for U.S.
troops in Afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001, Pentagon
officials said on Tuesday.

The death of eight troops in bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan on
Tuesday pushed the October death toll to 53, topping the previous high
of 51 deaths in August, officials said.

(Reporting by Adam Entous; editing by Vicki Allen)

FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: