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U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

February 16, 2004

As of Friday, Feb. 13, 537 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 373 died as a result of hostile action and 164 died of non-hostile causes, the department said. The department did not provide an update over the weekend.

The British military has reported 58 deaths; Italy, 17; Spain, eight; Bulgaria, five; Thailand, two; Denmark, Ukraine and Poland have reported one each.

Since May 1, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 399 U.S. soldiers have died _ 258 as a result of hostile action and 141 of non-hostile causes, according to the military.

Since the start of military operations, 2,629 U.S. service members have been injured as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s figures as of Friday. Non-hostile injured numbered 410.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died Saturday of injuries suffered when his vehicle overturned near Baghdad.

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Identifications reported by the military:

_ Army National Guard Spec. Eric Ulysses Ramirez, 31, San Diego, Calif.; died Thursday in an attack on his unit about 30 miles west of Baghdad; assigned to 670th Military Police Company; Southern California.

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