Home>News Center>World

1,000th US soldier killed in action in Iraq
Updated: 2004-12-08 00:25

BAGHDAD - The number of U.S. troops killed in action in Iraq hit 1,000 Tuesday when the military said a soldier had been shot dead on patrol in Baghdad.

An honor guard carries the casket of U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. David L. Roustum during funeral services in Lackawanna, New York on December 6, 2004. Roustum was killed in an ambush in Iraq on November 20. An unnamed U.S. soldier was killed in Baghdad December 7 when his patrol came under fire, bringing the U.S. combat death toll since the invasion of Iraq on March 20 last year to 1,000. [Reuters]
"One Task Force Baghdad soldier died of wounds received at about 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. The soldier was on patrol when the unit came under small arms fire," the military in Iraq said in a typically brief routine statement.

"The name of the soldier killed is being withheld pending notification of next of kin."

Earlier in the day, the Pentagon had issued a revised combat casualty toll of 999, a figure which had risen sharply last month during the U.S. assault on Sunni Muslim insurgents in the city of Falluja. At least 71 Americans were killed there.

In all, 1,275 U.S. service personnel have died during the Iraq operation, launched with the invasion on March 20 last year. This figure includes accidents, suicides and other deaths not classed as being killed in action.

A total of 9,765 U.S. troops have been wounded.

No official figures are available for the numbers of Iraqi dead. Estimates have ranged from some 14,000 to tens of thousands of civilians and around 5,000 troops in the war.

A U.S. soldier was killed in Baghdad Tuesday when his patrol came under fire, the U.S. military said in statement.

The death of the unnamed soldier took the U.S. combat death toll since the invasion of Iraq on March 20 last year to 1,000. The latest Pentagon casualty figures, published earlier on Tuesday, put the number of Americans killed in action at 999.


  Today's Top News     Top World News

Super search Accoona.com launched in US and China



US against Taiwan's moves to alter names



Record deals inked with Germany, Italy



Poor mines barred, on hold



Swan Lake protection needs more attention



Khatami: Iran's democratic reforms failed


  Hamid Karzai sworn in as Afghan President
  1,000th US soldier killed in action in Iraq
  Neighboring nations anger Iraq official
  Intelligence reform bill gains momentum
  Bill Clinton helps launch search engine
  Saudis probe daring Qaeda attack on US mission
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  Related Stories  
US soldier faces Iraq murder charges
US army deserter asks to see lawyer
US delays seeking charges for ex-soldier
US pilot fined for killing Canadian soldiers
Army probing assaults, thefts by US troops in Iraq
Geroge W. Bush mosaic made of dead soldier photoes
US soldier charged in al Qaeda sting
  News Talk  
  Are the Republicans exploiting the memory of 9/11?