Marines Killed In Southern Afghanistan

Authorities now say two Marines have died in Afghanistan, as the U.S. conducts its largest Marine operation there since 2001.

The military initially said four troops had died, but now says the deaths were counted twice by mistake.

A third U.S. service member died Friday from wounds suffered last month.

Thousands of American troops have been taking part in the massive anti-Taliban offensive. They've met little direct resistance but are vulnerable to guerrilla tactics like suicide or roadside bombings.

The latest casualties bring to 104 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this year, a record pace. The deaths come after eight British deaths in Afghanistan in a 24-hour period. Britain has now lost more troops in Afghanistan than in Iraq.

Violence has been flaring all Afghanistan, with nearly two dozen other people reported killed today in bomb blasts and gun battles.

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  • by C on Jul 25, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    Wrong as usual,Anonymous.You left out Mr.Clinton,who had Bin Laden handed to him on a silver platter in 1996 and let him go. Plus, flag-waving soldier-worshipers are ALWAYS better than self-deluded,gutless pacifists.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2009 at 12:07 PM
    Who should be prosecuted is Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Gonzales, Ashcroft, and all the others for treason. Try telling that to these flag waving, soldier worshipping zealots.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jul 13, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    I read this morning where Obama/Holden want to go after those from the Bush administration for crimes against the Taliban. Were those two in the States on 9/11? Isn't this story about offensives against the Taliban? Something isn't right. Obama needs to remember that if he is going after the administration that kept our citizens safe after 911, he may actually open the door for him to be tried for violating the Constitution of the Unites States. Holder is a puppet and is not doing his job as US Attorney General. Why does Obama want to protect the Taliban?
  • by Hal Location: Pitt on Jul 13, 2009 at 05:28 AM
    God bless....

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