2,820 U.S. Military Deaths since Iraq war began

Associated Press, November 3, 2006 – As of Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at least 2,820 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 2,263 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. EST.

The British military has reported 120 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, one death each.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 21,419 U.S. service members have been wounded, according to a Defense Department tally.