Soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan 2001-2019

This statistic shows the number of Western coalition soldiers who were killed in action in the execution of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2019. The number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2019 amounted to 26 from the Western coalition. Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) is a large military operation, being carried out within the framework of the War on Terror.

Afghanistan War

As mentioned in the statistic above, the Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, which began in October 7, 2001, caused the deaths of many soldiers during the period from 2001 to 2019. The Operation Enduring Freedom is an American term for the Afghanistan War, used by the U.S. government. The Operation Enduring Freedom was a response to the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism.

Although it has been nearly 18 years since the Americans started the Global War on Terror, there are still many terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. About 3,346 terrorist attacks were counted in 2010. In 2017, a total number of 1,171 terrorist attacks were reported in Afghanistan.

Due to terrorism in Afghanistan, the number of deaths has increased from 1,952 killed people in 2007 up to 5,292 killed people in 2015 by terrorists in Afghanistan. In 2017, the number stood at 4,672.

Number of fatalities among Western coalition soldiers involved in the execution of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2001 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* In addition to the countries presented in the statistic, numerous other countries participate in the execution of Operation Enduring Freedom (i.e. Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Korea, Spain and Sweden). **As of December 31, 2019.

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