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.