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President Barack Obama wrote a letter of apology to Afghan president Hamid Karzai for the burning of copies of the Quran at NATO’s Bagram military base. Two U.S. soldiers were also shot dead at a protest about the desecration of the Muslim holy books.

In the decade-long Afghanistan war, 2011 was the deadliest year on record for Afghan civilians with 3,021 killed — a rise of 8 percent from the year before, as Taliban-affiliated insurgents ratcheted up violence with roadside bombs and suicide attacks, according to a new United Nations report.

Summary: Monthly report of U.S. military deaths in the Afghanistan war, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases and