Foreign troop deaths in Afghanistan rise, less deaths in Iraq

U.S. and allied troop deaths in Afghanistan have surpassed those…

U.S. and allied troop deaths in Afghanistan have surpassed those in Iraq for the second month in a row, according to figures tallied by CNN.

In June, 15 more troops died in Afghanistan than in Iraq. The Pentagon explained in a report issued last week that after the Taliban’s downfall from power in 2001, Taliban militants quietly regrouped into a “resilient insurgency,” causing security in many areas in Afghanistan to become “fragile.”

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