Iraqi government forces patrol the town of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, May 15, 2008. Government troops began house-to-house searches for al-Qaida in Iraq militants in Mosul Thursday, part of a major security operation to cleanse Iraq's third-largest city from cells of the terror network. Described by the U.S. military as the last major urban base of al-Qaida in Iraq, Mosul has become the site of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's third security drive in two months as he attempts to defeat Shiite militants and Sunni extremists. (AP Photo)
As of Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at least 4,168 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,377 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is four more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 176 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.