Friday, March 02, 2007

3,165 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war

As of Friday, March 2, 2007, at least 3,165 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,547 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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

There were 2,997 death in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. attacks, (New York City, Arlington, VA, Shanksville, PA, United States, 2001)

The British military has reported 133 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 19; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, one death each.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

Two U.S. soldiers were killed Friday by a roadside bomb northwest of Baghdad

British Medical Journal Lancet estimates 100,000 civilians killed.

Other Numbers:

UPI reports :

As many as 1 of every 10 soldiers from the war on terror evacuated to the Army's biggest hospital in Europe was sent there for mental problems.

Between 8 and 10 percent of nearly 12,000 soldiers from the war on terror, mostly from Iraq, treated at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany had "psychiatric or behavioral health issues," according to the commander of the hospital, Col. Rhonda Cornum.

That means about 1,000 soldiers were evacuated for mental problems.

The hospital has treated 11,754 soldiers from the war on terror, with 9,651 from Iraq and the rest from Afghanistan, according to data released by the hospital.

War Years Combat deaths
Revolutionary War 1775-83 4,435
War if 1812 1812-15 2,260
Mexican War 1846-48 1,733
Civil War (Union) 1861-65 140,414
Civil War (Confederate) 1861-65
Spanish-American War 1898 385
World War I 1917-18 53,402
World War II 1941-45 291,557
Korean War 1950-53 33,741
Vietnam War 1964-73 47,414
Persian Gulf War 1991 147

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