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US Losses In Operation Enduring Freedom
Date Type Description


Sep 23 2001 PQ-1 "Predator" Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld confirmed Sunday the U.S. military had lost contact with an unmanned spy plane deployed as part of a massive effort to retaliate for attacks on the United States. The drone was believed to be operated by CIA. Source: AP.


Oct 9 2001   A U.S. soldier was injured today while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The soldier was injured when he was trapped between two military vehicles. U.S. medical personnel on the scene performed initial life-saving care. The soldier was transported by military aircraft to Incirlik, Turkey, for further treatment and observation. The soldier is in critical condition. The soldier's name is being withheld until next of kin are notified. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Source: US Central Command.
Oct 10 2001   An Air Force sergeant was killed in a heavy equipment accident in the Arabian Peninsula, becoming the first announced death in Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. Evander Earl Andrews, who died Wednesday, was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Source: AP.
Oct 19 2001 MH-60 "Black Hawk" A U.S. helicopter supporting a commando raid in Afghanistan crashed Friday in neighboring Pakistan, killing two people and injuring three in the first combat-related American deaths of the military campaign. The helicopter was in the air Friday night to provide rescue assistance, if needed, during a raid inside southern Afghanistan by about 100 special operations forces, including Army Rangers. Defense officials said the helicopter may have crashed due to a problem called ``brownout,'' when the rotor blades stirred up dust and other debris around the aircraft as it descended. Source: AP.


Nov 2 2001 Unknown type A U.S. helicopter on a special forces mission in Afghanistan crashed in bad weather on Friday, injuring four crewmembers, but all were rescued and evacuated from the country. The Pentagon said F-14 Tomcats from the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt destroyed the damaged helicopter. Another helicopter rescued the crewmembers from the downed craft. Source: Reuters.
Nov 2 2001 PQ-1 "Predator" An unarmed United States Air Force RQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle on a mission in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM was reported missing today in Afghanistan at approximately 2:15 EST. Preliminary reports indicate that severe weather contributed to the loss. There is no plan to recover the aircraft, and no sensitive technology will be compromised by not recovering the aircraft. Source: US Central Command.
Nov 7 2001   A search was under way Wednesday night for a U.S. sailor who fell overboard from an aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. The sailor fell from the USS Kitty Hawk at 7:22 a.m. EST and a search and rescue operation was begun immediately. The Kitty Hawk is supporting the U.S. effort in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Pentagon declared a U.S. sailor the fourth American military fatality of the Afghanistan. The Defense Department announced that a search for Machinist's Mate Fireman Apprentice Bryant Davis, 20, of Chicago had been ended and that he had been ``declared deceased.'' Source: AP.
Nov 20 2001 Unknown type In southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a U.S. helicopter crash-landed, injuring four crew members, according to U.S. Central Command, which is running the war in Afghanistan. The crash was not due to hostile fire, a statement said. A Pentagon spokesman said the injuries included several broken bones, but none of the injuries was considered life-threatening. The helicopter crew was evacuated from Afghanistan and the helicopter was removed. The cause of the accident is unknown, the statement said. Source: AP.
Nov 26 2001   CIA officer Johnny ``Mike'' Spann was killed in a prison riot at Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, the CIA said Wednesday, the first American known to be killed in action inside the country since U.S. bombing began. U.S. officials recovered his body Wednesday, several hours after northern alliance rebels backed by U.S. air strikes and special forces quelled rioting by Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners. Five U.S. soldiers were seriously wounded Monday when a U.S. bomb went astray, exploding near the Americans. They were evacuated to a U.S. military hospital in Germany. Source: AP.
Nov 29 2001   A U.S. soldier based in Uzbekistan died Thursday, becoming the sixth known death of an American in Afghanistan and the surrounding region since the war on terrorism began on Oct. 7. The Pentagon withheld the soldier's name but said the death was not due to enemy action. Source: Reuters.


Dec 3 2001   Three U.S. Army soldiers, two host nation interpreters, and a DoD contractor were injured in a vehicular traffic accident near Karshi Khanabad, Uzbekistan today. Two of the soldiers have been evacuated to Incirlik Military Hospital in Turkey for further treatment; the other soldier was treated at the U.S. medical facility and released. The DoD Contractor was also treated at the U.S. medical facility and released. The two host nation interpreters were evacuated to a local hospital. Source: US Central Command.
Dec 4 2001  

The USS Kitty Hawk lost 2nd sailor, Fireman Apprentice Michael J. Jakes Jr, 20, of New York City. He died of head injuries sustained in a fall from his bunk on the carrier USS Kitty Hawk. Source: AP.

Dec 4 2001   A U.S. soldier was shot in the shoulder and wounded during combat in Afghanistan on Tuesday and was in stable condition, a U.S. defense official said. He did not have any information about who shot the serviceman or where the shooting occurred. Source: AP.
Dec 5 2001   Three American soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in Afghanistan Wednesday when a bomb launched from an Air Force B-52 bomber missed its target. The friendly-fire accident produced the worst U.S. casualty toll of the war. Clarke said the incident occurred north of Kandahar, the last Taliban stronghold. The munition dropped by the B-52 was a 2,000-pound satellite-guided bomb called JDAM, or Joint Direct Attack Munition - and was meant to hit Taliban troops. The U.S. soldiers killed and wounded had called in the B-52 strike as Afghan opposition forces were fighting Taliban troops. He said the bomb landed about 100 yards from the U.S. troops, but he was not certain the exact location of the intended target. Source: AP.
Dec 6 2001 UH-1N "Huey" A UHN-1 Huey helicopter crashed near the airstrip here at Camp Rhino, and Marine spokesman Capt. Stewart Upton said two servicemen received minor injuries, one of them on the ground. He said the cause of the crash was under investigation, but ``we are 99 percent sure that the helicopter did not crash because of enemy fire". Source: AP.
Dec 12 2001 B-1B "Lancer" An Air Force B-1B bomber involved in the war in Afghanistan went down in the Indian Ocean Wednesday and all four crew members were rescued, Pentagon officials said. The bomber went down about 30 miles north of Diego Garcia. The crash occurred at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Source: AP.
Dec 14 2001   U.S. special forces battled to take an al-Qaida machine-gun position Friday, and two of the Americans were slightly wounded in an exchange of fire. Twelve members of the U.S. special forces and dozens of tribal eastern alliance fighters were trying to take out an al-Qaida defensive position near the terrorist organization's Tora Bora cave and tunnel complex when they came under machine-gun fire. the Americans and Afghans exchanged fire and that two of the Americans were grazed by bullets - one in the shoulder, the other in the knee. Source: AP.
Dec 16 2001   Three U.S. Marines were wounded - one seriously - when one of them stepped on a land mine Sunday at the airport outside the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. The anti-personnel mine went off at the southern end of the runway at about 1 p.m. as the Marines were sweeping the airport for explosives. Later one of the Marines had his foot amputated due to received injuries. Source: AP.
Dec 18 2001   A U.S. Army soldier's left foot had to be amputated after he was injured early on Tuesday during mine-clearing operations at Bagram Airport, U.S. officials said. The soldier was taken to medical facilities in the region and his injuries were not life-threatening, the official said in a statement. Source: Reuters.
Dec 30 2001 RQ-4A "Global Hawk" A U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance vehicle crashed while returning to its base at an undisclosed location in or around Afghanistan. The crash on Sunday was not the result of enemy fire. According to the USCC the drone had been on a routine mission as part of the U.S. military drive to crush Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. The aircraft crashed en route back to its base ``in the Central Command theater of operations'' at about 3:30 a.m. Eastern time Sunday. Source: US Central Command.
Dec 31 2001   A U.S. special forces soldier was shot in the leg when his unit came under fire on a road outside of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said. The wound was not life-threatening and the unit was rescued, said Lt. Cmdr. Matt Klee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command. Source: AP.


Jan 2 2002   A U.S. Special Operations Forces member was injured yesterday at approximately 3:50 a.m. EST, while conducting demolitions training in the vicinity of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The service member sustained first and second degree burns to his face and hands. The injuries are not life threatening. He has been evacuated to a medical facility within the region. Source: US Central Command.
Jan 4 2002   An Army Special Forces soldier was killed and a CIA officer wounded when ambushed in eastern Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, 31, was the first American soldier to die from hostile fire in Afghanistan during the anti-terrorism campaign that began Oct. 7. The unidentified CIA officer was seriously wounded, U.S. officials said. Officials said Chapman, who was a communications specialist, and the CIA officer met with local tribal leaders in Afghanistan's Paktia province, near where U.S. warplanes struck several al-Qaida and Taliban targets in the past few weeks. The Americans were ambushed after the meeting, and exchanged fire with their assailants, officials said. Source: AP.
Jan 9 2002 KC-130 A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 crashed into a mountainside as it approached for a landing near the Shamsi air base in southwestern Pakistan. The flight, which originated in the Pakistani town of Jacobobad, home to the Shabaz air base, was flying low on approach at night in difficult terrain when it crashed into a mountain, creating an enormous fireball. Seven Marines were killed, including the first female U.S. soldier to die in the war on terrorism. Sources: ABC News, US Central Command.
Jan 9 2002   A U.S. Soldier was injured by shrapnel today in Kandahar when a munition detonated during ordnance clearing operations. The injuries were not life threatening and the soldier has been evacuated to a medical facility in the region. The name of the service member is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The incident is under investigation. Source: US Central Command.
Jan 17 2002   At approximately 7 a.m. EST today, three Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit were injured when an unknown item exploded in a burn pit while they were burning trash at their base camp in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The three Marines received non-life-threatening injuries, but were transported to the base medical facility for immediate medical evaluation and treatment. The Marines are expected to be transported to a higher-level treatment facility for follow-on medical care. Source: US Central Command.
Jan 19 2002   At approximately 1:30 p.m. EST today, two U.S. Marines, supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, were injured when the backblast of a C-17 aircraft disembarking personnel and equipment at Kandahar caused two aluminum pallets to blow into the air, landing in the tent area of the Marines. The Marines received immediate medical attention at the Battalion Aide Station on the airbase. The injuries are not life threatening. The U. S. Marines are assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Source: US Central Command.
Jan 20 2002 CH-53E "Super Stallion" A U.S. military helicopter on a resupply mission crashed in high mountain terrain Sunday, killing two of the seven Marines on board and injuring five other. The helicopter left Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, the Afghan capital, on a resupply mission with another helicopter and later made a ``hard landing'' about 40 miles to the south. The crash occurred at about 8 a.m. local time at an altitude of between 7,000 and 9,000 feet. Two days later, the downed helicopter was destroyed by Navy jets to prevent the equipment onboard to be taken by locals. Source: AP.
Jan 21 2002 PQ-1 "Predator" An Air Force RQ-1 Predator drone crashed on Monday while returning from a routine flight in support of the U.S. campaign against terror in Afghanistan. The latest crash, like the earlier ones, was not the result of enemy fire, said the Tampa, Florida-based command, which is running the war in Afghanistan. Source: AP.
Jan 23 2002   At approximately 3 p.m. EST yesterday, a U.S. soldier was shot in the ankle by enemy fire supporting a direct action mission about 60 miles north of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The soldier is in stable condition and the injury is not life threatening. He has been evacuated to a medical facility within the Afghanistan theater of operations. The US soldier was injured when U.S. special operations forces attacked two al-Qaeda compounds north of here early Thursday in search of terrorists. Fifteen enemy fighters were killed and the U.S. forces took 27 prisoners. Sources: AP, US Central Command.
Jan 23 2002   At approximately 8 p.m. EST yesterday, a U.S. soldier was injured when the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle  he was driving rolled over in a Wadi near Kandahar, Afghanistan. He sustained injuries to his neck, back and right shoulder. He is alert, talking and is in stable condition. The soldier has been evacuated to a medical facility in the region. Two other soldiers were in the HUMVEE during the incident. They were evaluated, treated and returned to their unit. Source: US Central Command.
Jan 25 2002 PQ-1 "Predator" A United States Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle on a routine mission in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM crash landed on returning to its base in the Central Command theater of operations. The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. EST on January 25. The RQ-1 Predator crash was not the result of hostile fire, and the aircraft was completely destroyed. Source: US Central Command.
Jan 28 2002 CH-47 "Chinook" At approximately 11:30 a.m. (EST) today, 16 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were injured and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter was extensively damaged in a hard-landing near Khost. The 16 soldiers have been safely recovered and are receiving immediate medical care at a hospital inside the Afghanistan Theater of Operations. The helicopter was on a tactical mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Ten of the injured were evacuated to the U.S. military base at Incirlik, Turkey, Col. Frank Wiercinski said Tuesday. He said the accident was not caused by hostile fire but ``there were hostile forces in the area.'' A helicopter crashed while landing at night in eastern Afghanistan after the pilot failed to see holes on the ground. Sources: AP, US Central Command.
Jan 28 2002   At approximately 10:30 a.m. EST today, five U.S. soldiers supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM were injured in a forklift accident. One soldier, in critical but stable condition, was evacuated to Landstuhl, Germany. Four other soldiers were treated on site with minor injuries. Source: US Central Command.


Feb 12 2002   A U.S. Army soldier assigned to Task Force Rakkasan was injured by a land mine at 3:35 a.m. EST today approximately 2 kilometers south of the Kandahar airfield on a well-traveled path. The soldier, serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, was transported to the combat support medical facility. The soldiers injuries are neither life or limb threatening.  Source: US Central Command.
Feb 12 2002 MC-103P A U.S. Air Force MC-130P, deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, crashed today at approximately 5:20 p.m. EST in a remote region in Afghanistan. Eight crewmembers were onboard at the time of the crash. All survived and injuries are not life threatening. They are being taken to a medical facility in the Afghanistan Theater of War. The cause of the crash is not known at this time, although it does not appear to be the result of hostile fire. Source: US Central Command.
Feb 13 2002   At approximately 7:30 a.m. EST today a U.S. Army Soldier at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM died of injuries sustained in an industrial accident when a heavy piece of equipment he was working on fell on top of him. The soldier was transferred to a local medical facility for emergency surgery where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Source: US Central Command.
Feb 13 2002   Gunmen came within 50 yards of U.S. positions in an apparently well-organized attack on the main American base in southern Afghanistan that left two soldiers slightly injured. The attack Wednesday night sparked a 15- to 20-minute firefight, with U.S. troops shooting back with machine guns, scrambling helicopter gunships and sending up flares. Source: AP


Mar 2 2002 F-14 A U.S. fighter pilot died Saturday after his F-14 Tomcat crashed into the Mediterranean Sea just after the plane took off from the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy. Another crewman aboard the plane survived and was in stable condition. Both aviators ejected before the crash. Search-and-rescue teams recovered the men soon after the crash and brought them back to the Kennedy, where the pilot died. The USS John F. Kennedy was conducting flight-training operations 50 miles south of Crete when the crash occurred. The carrier was en route to relieve the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is participating in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Arabian Sea. Source: CNN.
Mar 2 2002   Army Chief Warrant Officer Stanley Harriman, 34, of Wade, N.C., was killed in a ground attack Saturday shortly after American forces, joined by Afghan and other allied troops, began the offensive, codenamed Operation Anaconda, against hundreds of fighters of the al-Qaida terror network and the former ruling Taliban militia dug in near the town of Gardez. The American soldier was killed when a pickup truck he was riding in was hit by a mortar shell. Source: AP.
Mar 4 2002 MH-47 Seven American soldiers were killed and at least 11 were wounded Monday when two U.S. helicopters took enemy fire during the most deadly allied air and ground offensive of the war in Afghanistan. Pentagon officials said that in the first incident, an MH-47 Chinook helicopter ferrying a reconnaissance force to the area came under fire as it approached its landing zone. The first helicopter was flying low when it was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade that knocked a soldier out of the aircraft and caused a hydraulic problem. The first helicopter landed about a half-mile away. The second helicopter was flying in tandem with the first and rescued the downed crew, then returned to the area where the soldier fell out. The second helicopter dropped troops in that area, and six were killed in a firefight. The second helicopter returned and picked up the dead and wounded. The total of 8 Americans were killed and 46 were wounded during the Operation Anaconda, from March 1st to March 19th. Source: AP.
Mar 8 2002 F-14 An F-14 aircraft crashed Friday as it approached the USS John C. Stennis carrier in the North Arabian Sea, the Navy reported. The two aviators aboard the plane were rescued. The F-14, assigned to the VF-211 squadron from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia, was flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Neither of the two crewmembers appeared to have suffered serious injury, according to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. The cause of the accident was under investigation. Source: AP.
Mar 19 2002   A small number of U.S. troops were injured on Tuesday when an American MH-53 special forces helicopter in which they were riding made a hard landing in Afghanistan. The U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, said the big helicopter was slightly damaged when it came down too hard at a remote site north of Kandahar while on a routine supply mission. The cause of the accident was not yet known, but it was not the result of hostile fire, the statement added. Source: Reuters.
Mar 20 2002   Gunmen attacked U.S. and Afghan troops in eastern Afghanistan, touching off a firefight that wounded one American soldier with the 101st Airborne Division, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. Three U.S.-allied Afghan fighters were killed, Afghan officials said. The incident took place Tuesday night at the airfield near the volatile town of Khost, about 40 miles east of fighting in the recently concluded Operation Anaconda. Source: AP.
Mar 28 2002   At approximately 11 p.m EST yesterday, one U.S. Navy SEAL was killed and one wounded while conducting small unit training at a remote training site located near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The service member was killed after apparently stepping on a mine. Source: US Central Command.
Mar 31 2002   The U.S. military said three U.S. Special Forces soldiers were slightly injured during a live-fire exercise in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. One Afghan soldier was also wounded in the incident at Urgun, about 40 miles south of Gardez, but his condition was not known, U.S. military spokesman Major Bryan Hilferty told reporters at Bagram Air Base just north of Kabul. Source: Reuters.


Apr 10 2002 AH-64 "Apache" A U.S. AH-64 "Apache" helicopter experienced a hard landing at a remote site northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time however, it is not the result of hostile fire. Coalition forces have secured the site. The two crew members were safely recovered. Both crewmembers were medically evaluated and sustained no life threatening injuries. Source: US Central Command.
Apr 15 2002   Four U.S. soldiers were killed Monday and a fifth was injured when rockets they were trying to destroy accidentally blew up. The blast occurred at a demolition range next to the compound that once housed former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, according to local government spokesman. At Bagram air base north of Kabul U.S. military spokesman Maj. Bryan Hilferty said about 10 soldiers were disposing of the rockets when the accident happened. He said the injured soldier was flown to the U.S. military base just south of Kandahar, where American authorities said his injuries were not life-threatening. Source: AP.
Apr 17 2002   A U.S. soldier received a gunshot wound to the face near the Governors Mansion in Kandahar at approximately 3 a.m. EDT. Afghan military officials have cordoned off the area and are searching for a suspect. The soldier is in stable condition at a medical facility in Kandahar, but will be evacuated for further treatment. Source: US Central Command.


May 18 2002 PQ-1
An unmanned U.S. spy plane returning from a mission crashed Saturday near a remote village in southwestern Pakistan, not far from a military base being used by U.S. forces. The Predator's wreckage was found near Karim Bakhsh, about 15 miles northeast of Jacobabad, and was being examined by U.S. soldiers. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Michael Humm said the plane was returning from a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom when it crashed and that enemy fire was not involved. Source: AP.
May 19 2002   A U.S. special forces soldier was killed while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when his unit came under heavy fire. There were no other reports of coalition casualties in the firefight, which started when suspected al-Qaida or Taliban forces engaged U.S. forces with at least small arms fire at approximately 5 p.m. local time, said Capt. Steven O'Connor, a U.S. military spokesman at Bagram air base. Source: AP.


Jun 12 2002 MC-130 A U.S. special operations airplane crashed Wednesday evening shortly after taking off from a base in eastern Afghanistan. Three aboard were killed, a military spokesman said. The propeller-driven MC-130 Combat Talon went down about 9:30 p.m. local time in Afghanistan near Gardez. There is no indication it was shot down, according to U.S. Central Command in Tampa. Seven of the 10 people aboard the plane survived and were being treated for injuries ranging from a broken leg to cuts and bruises. The Air Force plane is used to refuel special operations helicopters and drop commandos into hostile territory. It crashed in an area where U.S. forces have been flying airplanes and helicopters to hunt al-Qaeda terrorists and Taliban fighters. Source: US Central Command.


Jul 2 2002   A group of U.S. soldiers came under small arms fire while returning to their base from a hospital visit in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday and one was slightly injured. The soldiers, based at Kandahar airfield, had gone to the hospital to check on the status of injured civilians Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Davis said. When the group of U.S. soldiers headed back to their base from the hospital, they were fired upon by small arms, Davis said. The injured soldier was apparently shot in the foot, a defense official said. Source: AP.
Jul 10 2002 RQ-4A "Global Hawk" An unmanned U.S. spy plane crashed in Pakistan on Wednesday, U.S. officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the cause appeared to be engine failure rather than hostile fire. It was the second Global Hawk aircraft to crash since the war in Afghanistan began last October. The first, in late December, went down in an undisclosed country near Afghanistan. Source: AP.
Jul 11 2002   An American soldier was grazed by apparent sniper fire while on patrol north of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Sergeant Roderick Morgan, an 82nd Airborne paratrooper assigned to 3rd Battalion, 505th parachute infantry regiment, suffered a mild concussion when his Kevlar helmet was struck by a bullet. Source: Reuters.
Jul 27 2002   Five U.S. soldiers were wounded Saturday and two Afghan militia members were killed when they were attacked during a mission to hunt Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives in southeastern Afghanistan. Initial reports said at least three of the attackers were killed in the 4-hour battle, Col. Roger King said. One attacker was wounded and taken into U.S. custody, he said. The fighting occurred about seven miles east of Khost, King said. The U.S. soldiers were evacuated to the main U.S. military base at Bagram. Source: AP.


Aug 7 2002   An American soldier was shot and wounded in the chest by a sniper in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, U.S. military officials said. The paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division was in a stable condition at a field hospital at Bagram Air Base just north of Kabul after being shot on a reconnaissance patrol near Lwara in Paktia province, military spokesman Roger King said. American soldiers wear bulletproof vests, but the round struck the soldier near the armpit, missing his ballistic protection, they said. Source: Reuters.


Coalition Losses in Afghanistan

Date Country Description
Nov 26 2001 UK Four British soldiers have been wounded in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon has disclosed. The wounded men are already back in Britain receiving treatment for their injuries which are not thought to be life threatening, Mr Hoon said. Source: BBC.
Dec 10 2001 UK

A British Royal Engineer has been injured after stepping on a landmine near the Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. The soldier was taken to a US military hospital following the incident. The Ministry of Defense said he was working as a member of the explosive ordnance disposal unit. Source: BBC.

Feb 16  2002 Australia Australia suffered its first fatality in Afghanistan when a land mine explosion killed a special forces soldier overnight, Defense Minister Robert Hill said on Sunday. Hill said the unnamed soldier, a member of the Special Air Service (SAS), died from wounds he received when he drove over a suspected anti-vehicle mine in southern Afghanistan. Source: Reuters.
Mar 6 2002 Germany, Denmark Two German and three Danish soldiers were killed while trying to defuse anti-aircraft missiles in Kabul. Eight soldiers were injured, three of them seriously. The soldiers were attempting to destroy two Russian-made SA-3 ground-to-air missiles with a controlled explosion at a munitions collection point about 3 miles from the German military's base in Kabul. Source: AP.
Apr 9 2002 UK A British peacekeeping soldier was accidentally shot and fatally wounded while on patrol in the Afghan capital on Tuesday and British military police were investigating the incident, a military spokesman said. The soldier was shot in the head while on an eight-man foot patrol near the village of Barjay in an area of southwest Kabul that has been the focus of British and other ISAF patrols in recent weeks because of an outbreak of armed robberies. Source: Reuters.
Apr 17 2002 Canada An American F-16 fighter mistakenly dropped at least one laser-guided bomb on Canadian soldiers participating in a nighttime live-fire training exercise in Afghanistan. Four soldiers were killed and eight injured, Canadian officials said. The soldiers were members of the 3rd Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, which is based near Edmonton, Alberta. Canadian defense officials said their soldiers were on a training exercise about 10 miles south of their Kandahar base. A U.S. Air National Guard F-16 dropped one or two 500-pound, laser-guided bombs, U.S. and Canadian military officials said. Source: AP.
Apr 19 2002 France Gunmen opened fire on French peacekeepers patrolling the Afghan capital of Kabul, slightly injuring one soldier, a peacekeeper said Saturday. French peacekeepers returned fire during the attack near the Kabul airport Friday evening, shooting off 70 to 80 rounds. Four men believed to have participated in the attack escaped. The French soldier was slightly injured in the leg and was taken to a French medical facility in Kabul. He was later released and resumed his peacekeeping duties. Source: Reuters.
Apr 28 2002 Canada A Canadian soldier received minor injuries on Sunday after his vehicle hit an anti-personnel mine while on patrol near Kandahar, Afghanistan, the military said. The soldier, a member of the Princess Patricia's Light Canadian Infantry, was on patrol in a armored U.S. Humvee vehicle 1.8 miles (3 km) south of the Kandahar Airfield at approximately 4 p.m. in Afghanistan when the incident occurred. Source: Reuters.
May 23 2002 Canada A blast rocked a Canadian armored vehicle as it rolled over an apparent land mine or unexploded ordnance near the southern city of Kandahar, but the six troops inside were not injured, said Canadian Maj. Mike Audette. He also said Canadian troops had returned from an unspecified security operation in the Khost region. Source: AP.
May 31 2002 Poland A Polish engineer lost part of his leg when trying to clear mines at Bagram, the center of the coalition's campaign in Afghanistan. The captain saw a mine near a gravel pit near the base's main road, but stepped on another anti-personnel mine buried in front of it as a trap, said Polish Maj. Manusz Michalski. The captain's leg was amputated under the knee. Source: AP.
Jul 10 2002 Canada A Canadian soldier was undergoing medical treatment at a U.S. field hospital Wednesday after he was hit in the neck by a bullet fragment during training. The solider was transferred to a U.S. military hospital at Bagram, the air base north of the capital of Kabul. The injured soldier was in stable condition. Source: AP.


US Losses in Global War on Terrorism

Date Country Description
Feb 22 2002 Philippines An MH-47E Chinook helicopter went down in flames over deep water in the southern Philippines, killing all 10 men aboard.  The Chinook went down before dawn Friday after ferrying U.S. special forces and supplies from the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga to nearby Basilan island. Onboard were the eight-man crew from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and two Air Force para-rescuers. Five of the bodies were recovered on March 30th. Three were recovered shortly after the crash and two remain missing. Source: AP.
Mar 31 2002 Philippines An unmanned American spy plane crashed at sea Sunday in the southern Philippines, where it had been used for aerial reconnaissance in a U.S. counterterrorism training exercise, military officials said. The spy plane had been on a routine flight when it went down. Source: AP.

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