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02/24/2021

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CNSNews.com 2010 On Track to Be Deadliest Year for U.S. Forces in Almost Nine-Year-Long Afghanistan War

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CNSNews.com 2010 On Track to Be Deadliest Year for U.S. Forces in Almost Nine-Year-Long Afghanistan War

(CNSNews.com) — 137 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan since the first of the year, making the first five months of 2010 the deadliest January-through-May period of any year of the almost nine-year-long war.

The 137 casualties so far this year more than double the 59 that occurred last year from January through May. Thus far, 2009 has been the deadliest year of the war, but the high current casualty count for this year, and the heavy fighting anticipated in Kandahar this summer, put 2010 on track to be even deadlier.

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