US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,452

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Posted: May 17, 2011 12:07 PM
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,452

As of Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at least 4,452 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 3,504 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,090 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.

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There were no recent identifications of war dead reported by the military.

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