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.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
_ An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died Saturday of injuries suffered when his vehicle overturned near Baghdad.
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.