The Associated Press conducted a count of the amount of deaths of international troops who fought in the war in Afghanistan in 2010. They concluded that the death toll for this year reached 700.
The war in Afghanistan has been waging on for nearly 10 years. Military and occupation operations have been continually extended. Tens of thousands of civilians, Afghan security forces and U.S.-led coalition forces have perished throughout the war.
The Associated Press released the 2010 international troops death toll Tuesday. The number of deaths of foreign troops has reached 700 but it could increase with 3 days left in the year.
2010 has been deadliest year since the invasion. 2009 was previously the worst year with 504 coalition troops killed.
Will there be any respite in the coming year? Not quite yet, says NATO spokesperson Brigadier Joseph Blotz. According to Press TV, Blotz stated: “There is no end to the fighting season; we need to keep pressure on the Taliban all over the country.”
At the present time, there are more than 130,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan, including 95,000 U.S. personnel, 10,500 United Kingdom troops and 2,913 Canadian soldiers. For a complete list, click here.