U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,165
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.
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.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
-- Army Pvt. Kelly D. Youngblood, 19, Mesa, Ariz.; died Feb. 18 in Ramadi; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
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