Monday, December 12, 2005

Report #51 on the Era of Peace

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A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

Monday December 12, 2005 12:01 AM

By The Associated Press

As of Sunday, Dec. 10, 2005, at least 2,142 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,676 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The figures include five military civilians.

The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated at 10 a.m. EST Thursday.

The British military has reported 98 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, three; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia one death each.

Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 2,003 U.S. military members have died, according to AP's count. That includes at least 1,567 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military's numbers.


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