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NATO troops' death toll up in Afghanistan in July

By Farid Behbud, Abdul Haleem (Xinhua)

10:34, August 01, 2012

KABUL, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the Afghan war has slightly increased in July compared with the previous month.

A total of 46 ISAF service members have lost their lives, including four service members who died in non-battle incidents in July, according to the iCasualties, a website tracking the casualties of NATO-led troops in the war on terror in Afghanistan.

Out of 46 deaths in July, according to the website, 41 are U.S. soldiers; while fatalities of the foreign forces totaled 39 in June including 29 Americans.

The latest casualties of the foreign troops in Afghanistan were the killing of two U.S. Marines in an insurgent attack in western Afghan province of Badghis on Sunday July 29, the ISAF forces confirmed.

A Georgian soldier who got injured in southern Helmand province in a hostile fire in January this year died of his wounds in a Georgian hospital on Sunday, according to reports.
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