06/14/2012 11:43 am ET | Updated Jun 14, 2012

Afghanistan War Death Toll: Operation Enduring Freedom Hits 2,000 U.S. Casualties

After more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the U.S. reached a milestone on Wednesday when the 2,000th American died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, CNN reports.

Marine Cpl. Taylor J. Baune of Andover, Minn., was killed in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the Star-Tribune. Baune had married his wife just three months prior to his deployment.

CBS notes that the U.S. military reached another milestone this week, as the war in Afghanistan has now lasted more than 3,900 days, along with costing 2,000 American forces their lives.

In early May, President Barack Obama flew to Afghanistan to finalize an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the U.S. to cede control of military operations by the end of 2014.


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