It's 300 (Ive Read Somewhere think its more now those two marines were killed) that have died out there since 2001 but not all from battle. There is more chance that you would get run over in civvy street apparently so don't worry two much obviously as a parent you will be worried.
That's out of 60,000,000 people remember though.
(Not trying to put a downer on you or anything :cheesy.
All these figures may be correct, however they may not be relevant.
For example, if one person died in afghan and 10 died from getting hit by a car, you would say that you are less likely to die in afghan.
However if you then go to say but there is 10 soldiers in afghan and 1 million in England, you would then see that actually afghan is far mor dangerous.
You need to look at the percentages, not "x amount of people are eaten by whales a year"
Put it this way 440,000 die from smoking in the UK each year. 8 million people smoke in the UK, making that 5.5% chance of dying.
In Afghanistan in this time 126 people have been killed.
There are 8000 British troops in Afghanistan, making it 1.5%
So your more likely to die of smoking than in Afghanistan
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