US military deaths in Iraq hit 2,681
Updated: 2006-09-17 08:44
As of Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at least 2,681 members of the U.S. military
have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an
Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least
2,131 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
A U.S. soldier holds a
weapon aboard an armoured vehicle while securing a road as U.S. troops
from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, turned over the
security of Tarmiya district to the Iraqi police in Baghdad September 16,
The AP count is five more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated
Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 118 deaths; Italy, 32; Ukraine, 18; Poland,
17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, El Salvador, four each; Slovakia, three;
Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan,
Latvia, Romania, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
No deaths reported.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan A. Miller, 19, Pearland, Texas; killed Thursday in
Anbar province; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine
Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.