US Military Deaths in Iraq War At 4,322

By: AP
By: AP
As of Saturday, July 4, 2009, at least 4,322 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier keeps position during a military operation against Islamic militants in troubled area of Dara Adam Khail, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Pakistani troops are locked in grinding campaigns against Islamic militants in Dara and three other tribal regions of the northwest that have left hundreds dead and forced more than 500,000 to flee their homes. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

As of Saturday, July 4, 2009, at least 4,322 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 nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,456 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is one more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

The British military has reported 179 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.


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