Published on 7 Mar 2012 Sections , ,

British war dead in Afghanistan: Interactive timeline

Putting faces to numbers: as the Ministry of Defence announces Britain’s 400th military death since the war in Afghanistan began, Channel 4 News maps the casualties in this interactive graph.

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The data graph above is searchable by age and date. Use your mouse to roll over the images and get more information. For a closer look, you can also highlight a time period and zoom in on the troops who lost their lives within that date range.

More than a decade since 9/11 led to the invasion of Afghanistan by British and American forces, UK troops are still taking on the Taliban.

The conflict began on 7 October 2001 with the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom. In the first five years the vast majority of coalition deaths were American. Only five UK personnel died between April 2002 and early March 2006.The UK toll began to rise quickly when British troops were deployed to Helmand in 2006.

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