On the 9th June a NATO helicopter providing support to British troops in Afghanistan was shot down by Taliban forces. The deaths of four American crewmen took the number of U.S. casualties for the month to 19 servicemen. What was already proving to be a bad month for the United States and its partners has since then got much worse.

Throughout June the coalition suffered 100 casualties. The breakdown is as follows:

United States 54

United Kingdom 20

Australia 5

Canada 4

Unknown 4

Norway 4

Poland 3

Denmark 2

France 2

Romania 2