Â A U.S. Marine was killed in a battle with gunmen in western Iraq’s Anbar province, on Thursday, the U.S. military said on Friday.A U.S. soldier was killed and three others wounded in a rocket propelled grenade attack on a patrol in the northern city of Mosul. A third U.S. soldier was killed on Wednesday when his vehicle was struck by an explosive device in Baghdad.
Following are the latest figures for military deaths in Iraq and Iraqi civilians killed in attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in March, 2003:
U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 3,969
Other nations 134
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 81,467 and 88,933*
# = Think-tank estimates for military under Saddam Hussein killed during the 2003 war. No reliable official figures have been issued since new security forces were set up in late 2003.
* = From www.iraqbodycount.net (IBC), run by academics and peace activists, based on reports from at least two media sources. The IBC says on its Web site the figure underestimates the true number of casualties.
The U.S-led military coalition toll includes casualties from Iraq and the surrounding area where troops are stationed.