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List of casualties in war in Iraq

By Reuters
Last update: April 14

Following are details of recent casualties in the Iraq war as announced by U.S., British and Iraqi authorities or independently confirmed by Reuters correspondents:


Names of US and British troop casualties
Names of US and British POW and MIA

TOTALS:

U.S. AND BRITISH MILITARY CASUALTIES

- 119 U.S. killed and 4 missing++

- 30 British killed

IRAQI CASUALTIES

- Iraqi military -- At least 2,320 (U.S. military estimates for Baghdad alone)

- Iraqi civilians -- More than 1,250 killed (Minimum Iraqi estimates up to April 3)

++NOTE: Official figures usually lag behind actual battlefield casualties. Does not include unspecified number of deaths from "friendly fire" bombing of Kurdish and U.S. special forces convoy on April 6.

U.S. MILITARY IN COMBAT:

April 13 -- Six U.S. soldiers were wounded, at least two of them seriously, when an Iraqi paramilitary hurled a hand grenade at them as they removed mortars from a weapons cache south of Baghdad.

April 14 -- The Pentagon said the death toll among U.S. troops fighting in Iraq had reached 117. Four American troops remain missing.

BRITISH MILITARY IN COMBAT:

April 6 -- Three British soldiers were killed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Defense Ministry said.

IRAQI CIVILIANS:

April 3 -- Iraq's Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said more than 1,250 civilians had been killed and 5,000 injured since March 20, the start of the war.

April 10 -- U.S. Marines said they killed two children at a checkpoint in Iraq when the driver of the vehicle in which the youngsters were traveling ignored warnings to stop.

U.S. AND BRITISH NON-COMBAT DEATHS:

April 6 -- A U.S. plane mistakenly bombed a convoy of U.S. special forces and Kurdish fighters, killing 18 Kurds and wounding more than 45, including the brother of Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani. Unknown number of casualties among U.S. special forces.

April 14 -- The U.S. military confirmed a "friendly" Patriot missile probably shot down an F/A-18c Hornet fighter that came down over Iraq on April 2, killing the pilot.

April 14 -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two wounded in a grenade accident at a checkpoint south of Baghdad. The soldiers were part of the Air Defense Artillery unit manning the Avenger anti-aircraft stinger systems mounted on Humvees.

JOURNALISTS & MEDIA STAFF KILLED:

April 8 -- Tarek Ayoub, a producer and correspondent for al-Jazeera television, was killed in a U.S. air raid on Baghdad. A second al-Jazeera correspondent was slightly wounded.

April 8 -- Reuters cameraman Taras Protsyuk, a Ukrainian national based in Warsaw, and Spanish television cameraman Jose Couso, who worked for Tele 5, died after a U.S. tank fired at the Palestine Hotel, base for much of the foreign media in Baghdad. Three other Reuters staff were wounded.

NON-IRAQIS:

April 8 -- Iran says a boy was killed in Abadan by a rocket fired by U.S. forces in neighboring Iraq.

- Canadian Vatche Arslanian, 48, a staff member with the International Committee of the Red Cross was shot and killed in Baghdad when the vehicle he was in was caught in crossfire.

NON-COMBATANTS MISSING:

March 22 -- Two journalists from Britain's Independent Television News missing after coming under fire on way to Basra.



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