The total number of US military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan have now surpassed the number of people killed in the 9/11 attacks, according to an AP count of the death toll.
Close to 10 times the US soldiers have died in Iraq, as compared to Afghanistan. The Afghan toll is considered to be light, but has been increasing recently with more Taliban activity.
The grim milestone came on Friday, September 22, 2006, when the 2,974th soldier was killed. The tally for the attacks of 2001 totaled 2,973.