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62.7% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since 2009

Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime and prevent al Qaeda from using the country as a sanctuary, Afghanistan has had three presidential elections.

Hamid Karzai was elected in the first two, held on Oct. 9, 2004 and Aug. 20, 2009, and was ineligible to run for a third term in the presidential election held on Saturday...

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