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Grim Afghan toll as 100 foreign troops die in June

Posted by The Agonist on June 29th, 2010

From our partners at The Agonist

June 29

AFP – A total of 100 foreign soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan have died in June, the deadliest month for NATO in nine years of conflict, intensifying concerns about the conduct of the war.

An announcement by the US Department of Defence of the death of an American soldier on June 24 in the strife-torn western province of Farah took the toll for the year to date to 320, compared with 520 in all of 2009.

AFP’s figures are based on a tally kept by the independent icasualties.org website.

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