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U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,748

October 9, 2006

As of Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at least 2,748 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 2,176 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is 19 more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.

The British military has reported 119 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, four; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, one death each.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ Three Marines killed Sunday in Anbar province.

_ A soldier was killed Saturday by an explosive near Mosul.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ No identifications reported.

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