As of Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at least 3,987 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 eight military civilians. At least 3,238 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is 12 more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST.
The British military has reported 175 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
- A soldier was killed Tuesday by an explosive near Diwaniyah.
- Three soldiers were killed Wednesday by indirect fire southwest of Nasiriyah.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
- No identifications reported.
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