FACTBOX: Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, July 12, 2008
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(Reuters) – A U.S. soldier was killed on Wednesday after his vehicle was struck by a grenade in Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military reported on Thursday.

Another U.S. soldier was killed on July 8 in Baghdad when his patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

Following are the latest figures for soldiers and civilians killed since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003:

U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:

United States 4,116

Britain 176

Other nations 138

IRAQIS:

Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 85,865 and 93,675*

# = Think-tank estimates for military under Saddam Hussein killed during the 2003 war. No reliable official figures have been issued since new security forces were set up in late 2003.

* = From www.iraqbodycount.net (IBC), run by academics and peace activists, based on reports from at least two media sources. The IBC says on its website the figure underestimates the true number of casualties.

The U.S.-led military coalition toll includes casualties from Iraq and the surrounding area where troops are stationed.

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