Friday, May 01, 2009

AP: Releases latest numbers on Iraq War

Iraq: Key figures since the war began

This April was the deadliest month for US in Iraq in 7 months.

Iraq: Key figures since the war began

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,278


-October 2007: 170,000 at peak of troop buildup.

-April 30, 2009: 130,000.


-Confirmed U.S. military deaths as of April 30, 2009: At least 4,281.

-Confirmed U.S. military wounded (hostile) as of April 30, 2009: 31,230.

-Confirmed U.S. military wounded (non-hostile, using medical air transport) as of April 4, 2009: 36,624.

-U.S. military deaths for April 2009: 18, up from last month's total of nine and making April the deadliest month for American forces in Iraq since September 2008, when 25 U.S. troops died. The AP began tracking this figure in March of 2003.

-Deaths of civilian employees of U.S. government contractors as of Dec, 31, 2008: 1,306.

-Iraqi deaths in April 2009 from war-related violence: at least 371, an 11 percent increase from last month's total of 335. 80 Iranian pilgrims were also killed this month in Iraq.

-Assassinated Iraqi academics as of April 22, 2009: 418

-Journalists killed on assignment as of April 30, 2009: 138.


-Prewar: 2.58 million barrels per day.

-April 29, 2009: 2.37 million barrels per day.


-Prewar nationwide: 3,958 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 4-8.

-April 21, 2009 nationwide: 4,990 megawatts. Hours per day: not available

-Prewar Baghdad: 2,500 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 16-24.

Note: Current nationwide figure for average hours of electricity per day and Baghdad figures for the average amount of electricity generated (megawatts) are no longer reported by the U.S. State Department's Iraq Weekly Status Report.


-Prewar land lines: 833,000.

-April 30, 2009: 1,300,000.

-Prewar cell phones: 80,000.

-April 30, 2009: An estimated 17.7 million.


-Prewar: 12.9 million people had potable water.

-April 30, 2009: 21.2 million people have potable water.


-Prewar: 6.2 million people served.

-April 30, 2009: 11.3 million people served.


-April 29, 2009: At least 2.8 million people are currently displaced inside Iraq.


-Prewar: 500,000 Iraqis living abroad.

-April 29, 2009: Close to 2 million, mainly in Syria and Jordan.

All figures are the most recent available.


Sources: The Associated Press, State Department, Defense Department, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, The Brookings Institution, Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, International Organization for Migration, Committee to Protect Journalists, National Priorities Project, The Brussels Tribunal, and the U.S. Department of Labor.


AP researchers Julie Reed and Rhonda Shafner in New York compiled this report.

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