Monday, May 04, 2009
Report on American War Dead in Afghanistan and Iraq
According to Department of Defense releases for the month of April: Things are warming up in Iraq, with 19 war dead, of which 13 were combat related (that is nearly three times what occurred last month). A lot of the casualties in Iraq seems to be related to the capture of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq. In Afghanistan, by contrast, things appeared to be slowing down from last month, as there were less than half the battle deaths this month.
Here is further breakdown. In Iraq, eight were killed by IEDs (four times more than last month), three died in combat operations, five died from non combat causes, one died from small arms fire, and one was killed by a mine. None died in accidents. One died from a non combat related illness.
In Afghanistan, two died from IEDs, three from non-combat causes, and one during combat operations. It's full Spring there but there appears to be, again, no overwhelming, sweep out the infidel troops, dreaded Taliban Spring Offensive. Perhaps most of their efforts are directed into destabilizing Pakistan. The total in Afghanistan was 6, and the total last month for the wars being waged against us is 25, less than one per day.
No officers nor any soldiers with feminine first names were killed, Our thoughts and prayers go to the families and loved ones of these fallen warriors, and all our hopes for their continued success goes to our men and women, mainly men, fighting overseas.