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The numbers of civilian and military Afghan dead is not measures as accurately as those of ISAF intervening countries, where the body count is metronome-like. As of 15th November 2013 they were :

USA 2,154 

UK 446 - all their eulogies can be found elsewhere in Defence Viewpoints

Canada 158

The dead of other nations are tallied on the next page

 France 88

Germany 54

Italy 53

Denmark 43

Poland 43

Australia 40

Spain 35

Georgia 29

Holland 25

Romania 22

Turkey 14

New Zealand 10

Estonia 9

Hungary 7

Czech Republic 5

Sweden 5

A further 10 coal;ition nations have suffered 16 deaths

As of 15 March 2013. 2167 wounded UK soldiers had been admitted to field hospitals.

275 have had partial or complete limb amputations.


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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.


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