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Afghanistan by the Numbers

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FILE - U.S. troops assess the damage to an armored vehicle of a NATO-led military coalition after a suicide bomber's attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017.

16 — Years U.S. troops have fought in Afghanistan

2,300U.S. troops killed

31,000Civilians killed, as of August 2016

800 billionDollars spent by U.S. on war

8,400 — U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan

6,575Allied and NATO troops in Afghanistan

3,053 — Private security contractors working for DOD in Afghanistan

60% — Percentage of Afghanistan controlled by Kabul's government

40% — Percentage of Afghanistan controlled by Taliban

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