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A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

June 26, 2004

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.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

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

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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.

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