US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,442

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Posted: Apr 05, 2011 3:20 PM
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,442

As of Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at least 4,442 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action.

At least 3,502 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is two less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,044 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.

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The latest identification reported by the military:

_Sgt. Jorge A. Scatliffe, 32, of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; died April 3 in a noncombat-related incident at Mosul, Iraq; assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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Online: http://www.defense.gov/news/