Monday, February 09, 2004

392 Deaths; 3012 Injuries

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | A Daily Look at U.S. Iraq Military Deaths
As of Monday, Feb. 9, 530 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 370 died as a result of hostile action and 160 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.

The British military has reported 57 deaths; Italy, 17; Spain, eight; Bulgaria, five; Thailand, two; Denmark, Ukraine and Poland have reported one each.

Since May 1, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 392 U.S. soldiers have died - 255 as a result of hostile action and 137 of non-hostile causes, according to the military.
Since the start of military operations, 2,604 U.S. service members have been injured as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. Non-hostile injured numbered 408.

The latest death reported by the military:

Two soldiers were killed Monday in an explosion in the Mosul region when unexploded ordnance that was being moved to a demolition point detonated.

But this level of sacrifice is worth it. At least that's what Bush said.
"Saddam Hussein was dangerous, and I?m not gonna leave him in power and trust a madman. He's a dangerous man. He had the ability to make weapons at the very minimum."[Nitpicker emphasis]


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