With More Than 60 Dead, July Becomes Deadliest Month Of Afghan War

August 1st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
troopAug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If the controversial “Wikileaks” leak of classified war documents in July pointed out in front of the whole world the stark number of American soldiers who have been killed in the Afghan war in the last nine years, then the present media reports regarding the death toll of U.S. troop in Afghanistan make the case no better. The month of July has also been declared the deadliest month of the war as the American force has lost around 63 of its soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. The number of soldiers killed in the war in the month of July surpassed the previous record of 60 in June that was being called the deadliest month.

The death toll in the month of July surpassed that of the previous month towards the end of July when insurgent activities in Afghanistan led to the death of six U.S. troops and increased the count to at least 63. A reputed media source reported that the deaths were caused due to insurgent attacks and bombing in Afghanistan’s volatile south. The NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed that while three people were killed on Thursday, three more were killed on Friday. A U.S. Defense official in Washington has confirmed to a media source on condition of anonymity that all the soldiers killed were Americans.

Making the situation worse is the warning given by U.S. and NATO commanders who have said that an influx of foreign troops and an increased attempt to curb the insurgents in the south might result to more troop casualty in the coming months. However what is more alarming is that fact that five out of six soldiers died after being attacked by homemade bombs. The homemade bombs are the main weapons that are being put to use by the Taliban.

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