THE COUNT

THE COUNT

As of Monday, day 4,585 of the war in Afghanistan … 

By André Coleman 05/13/2014

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2,179 
American military service members (0 more than last week) have been reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 

people were killed and 22 others wounded Sunday in Afghanistan when a car filled with explosives exploded in front of a hospital. According to Reuters, 1 child was killed in the explosion.

28 
people were killed by a wave of bombings on Tuesday in Baghdad. According to The Associated Press, 4 bombs exploded in within minutes of each other as Iraqi Shiites were celebrating the birthday of Imam Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and Shiite Islam’s most sacred martyr.

14 
people were killed and dozens injured when Syrian rebels bombed a hotel used as a base for the government forces. According to CNN, the rebels dug a tunnel under the hotel and planted a bomb which destroyed the hotel. 
— Compiled by André Coleman

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