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ANA looses 6,853 army soldiers since 2003: MoD

(Last Updated On: October 21, 2014 7:02 pm)

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The defense ministry announced on Tuesday that 6,853 soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) have lost their lives in war against the rebel forces since 2003.
Spokesman of the defense ministry, General Zahir Azimi in his twitter page has said that 85 percent of ANA soldiers were martyred in the improvised explosive devices by the armed oppositions of the country.
“The other percent of Afghan soldiers were martyred in armed conflicts and insurgent attacks of the oppositions of Afghanistan.” he added.
Gen. Azimi has written in his twitter page that 9 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2003, 51 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2004, 138 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2005, 206 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2006, 325 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2007, 380 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2008, 635 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2009, 748 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2010, 841 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2011, 1170 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2012, 1400 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2013 and 950 Afghan ANA soldiers were martyred in the year 2014.
According to military experts, an increase of 200,000 soldiers to Afghan national army (ANA), the transfer of security responsibilities by NATO-led international coalition forces to Afghan forces and increase of insecurity in the country are the main reasons for the increase Afghan army casualties in the recent years.

 

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