A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq
As of Thursday, April 29, 722 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 521 died as a result of hostile action and 201 died of non-hostile causes.
The British military has reported 58 deaths; Italy, 17; Spain, eight; Bulgaria, six; Ukraine, four; Thailand, two; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia and Poland have reported one each.
Since May 1, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 582 U.S. soldiers have died _ 410 as a result of hostile action and 172 of non-hostile causes, according to the military’s numbers.
The latest deaths reported by U.S. Central Command:
_ A 1st Infantry Division soldier was killed Thursday morning by a roadside bomb in Baqoubah, north of Baghdad.
_ Eight 1st Armored Division soldiers were killed Thursday in a car bombing south of Baghdad.
_ A soldier was killed Thursday morning in an attack in Baghdad.
_ A soldier died Thursday from injuries sustained in a non-battle vehicle accident Wednesday in Baghdad.
The latest identifications reported by the Defense Department:
_ Army Pfc. Marquis A. Whitaker, 20, Columbus, Ga.; died Tuesday in a vehicle accident in Scania, Iraq; assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.