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Army reports 23 suicides in June

WASHINGTON—Twenty-three soldiers are believed to have committed suicide in June, slightly fewer than in May, the Army reported Friday.

There were 11 likely suicides among active duty troops last month, while for reserve troops not on active duty, 12 suicides were reported. In May, 16 active-duty and nine reserve soldiers are thought to have killed themselves.

There have been 147 reported Army suicide cases through June. In 2011, 283 soldiers committed suicide.

 

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