US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,213

As of Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at least 4,213 members of the U.S. military had 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 3,397 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is the same as the Defense Department's tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EST.

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.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 30,879 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

- No deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

- No identifications reported.

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