The Count

The Count


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As of Tuesday, day 3,090 of the war in Afghanistan and day 2,544 of the war in Iraq …

940 American military service members (3 more than last week) have died in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, and 4,390 (2 more than last week) have died in Iraq since the war began in 2003, according to the US Defense Department.

10,000 anti-war protesters marched on Washington on Saturday, the 7th anniversary of the US-led Iraq invasion, The Washington Post reported. 8 people, including activist Cindy Sheehan (right), were arrested when they laid down on the sidewalk in front of the White House and refused police orders to move.

20 bodies were unearthed from a mass grave dating to Saddam Hussein’s suppression of a Shiite uprising in 1991, the Associated Press reported. Crews working on an irrigation project found the grave in southern Iraq.

800 prisoners being held at the US military base in Bagram, Afghanistan, could see their ranks grow under an Obama Administration plan to hold international terror suspects there, essentially creating a new prison like Guantanamo Bay, which is slated to close, the Los Angeles Times reported.

— Compiled by Jake Armstrong 


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