| GEO World|
2010 highest annual US deaths since Afghan war began
| Updated at: 0942 PST, Wednesday, September 01, 2010|
KABUL: The number of US soldiers killed in the Afghan war has reached its highest annual toll since the conflict began almost nine years ago, a news agency count based on an independent tally showed Wednesday.
By Wednesday 323 US soldiers had died, compared to 317 in 2009, according to a news agency count based on the icasualties.org website which keeps a running tally.
The total number of foreign troops killed in the war in 2009 was 521, compared with 490 so far this year, the tally shows.