THE COUNT

THE COUNT

As of Monday, day 4676 of the war in Afghanistan …

By André Coleman 08/14/2014

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2,189 

American military service members (1 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

 

15 

airstrikes have been conducted by the US against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Hill, the US has used F-15Es, F-16s and F/A-18s fighter jets and MQ-1 Predator drones to carry out the attacks.  

 

12   

children have been beheaded by ISIS, according by CNN. The attacks were carried out against Christian families that refused to denounce their religion. At least 1 woman was stoned to death by the group for adultery after residents in a local village refused to do the job.  

 

4 

people died in a suicide bombing that injured 20 others on Sunday in Afghanistan. The attack was aimed at a convoy of NATO forces, but Afghan and NATO officials said no foreign forces were killed or injured. Witnesses said a car swerved between 2 armored vehicles in the convoy and detonated.



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