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A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq. (AP, not DOD):

As of Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at least 1,179 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 903 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said as of Friday. The figures include three military civilians. The department did not provide an update Saturday.

The AP count is thirteen higher than the Defense Department’s tally, which was last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

The British military has reported 74 deaths; Italy, 19; Poland, 13; Spain, 11; Ukraine, nine; Bulgaria, seven; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Thailand and the Netherlands, two each; and Denmark, El Salvador, Hungary and Latvia have reported one death each.

Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,041 U.S. military members have died, according to AP’s count. That includes at least 794 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

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