Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)

Deaths are primairly in Afghanistan but OEF includes operations in other places.

See Also: Iraq War

Source: iCasualties.org

As of October 2009 the Operation Enduring Freedom has cost the US $227 Billion and the war in Iraq $696 Billion.

Enduring Freedom Casualties - Special Reports at CNN a/o Dec 2008
There have been 1,014 coalition deaths -- 624 Americans, seven Australians, 128 Britons, 100 Canadians, three Czech, 16 Danes, 17 Dutch, three Estonians, one Finn, 23 French, 25 Germans, two Hungarians, 12 Italians, one Latvian, one Lithuanian, two NATO/ISAF, three Norwegians, eight Poles, two Portuguese, eight Romanians, one South Korean, 25 Spaniards, two Swedes -- in the war on terror.

According to "Attrition: Taliban Tribulations" at StrategyPage.com on Dec. 5, 2008
"Total Taliban related deaths in Afghanistan this year will probably be close to 5,800. About half of them Taliban and a third of them civilians (ten percent by foreign troops, over 70 percent from Taliban violence)."

"Last year, 7,700 people died in Taliban violence, 58 percent of them Taliban, 26 percent of them civilians (mostly from Taliban violence) and most of the rest Afghan security forces.
In 2006, there were 4,400 dead, with about the same ratios as 2007."

One of the problems of counting combat casualties in Afghanistan is the large number of non-Taliban gunmen out there. Many bandits, and guys working for warlords and drug gangs, look much like Taliban fighters.

See iCasualties.org

See Also
2002 JihadUnspun.com article

last updated 25 Aug 2009