US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,731

The Associated Press

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As of Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at least 1,731 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is seven less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

At least 1,458 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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