As of Friday, June 25, 848 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 627 died as a result of hostile action and 221 died of non-hostile causes. The department did not provide an update Saturday.

The British military has reported 58 deaths; Italy, 18; Spain, eight; Bulgaria and Poland, six each; Ukraine, four; Slovakia three; Thailand, two; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia and the Netherlands have reported one each.

Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 710 U.S. soldiers have died _ 518 as a result of hostile action and 192 of non-hostile causes, according to the military as of Friday.


The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ A U.S. soldier was killed Saturday in an attack in central Baghdad.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Capt. Christopher S. Cash, 36, Winterville, N.C., and Spc. Daniel A. Desens, 20, of Jacksonville, N.C.; killed Thursday in an attack in Baqubah; assigned to the Army National Guard, 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry, Jacksonville, N.C.