(Reuters) – Three U.S. soldiers were killed by small-arms fire near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, the U.S. military said. The attack took place in the town of Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad.
Following are the latest figures for soldiers and civilians killed since the U.S.-led invasion in March, 2003:
U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 4,090
Other nations 136
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 84,302 and 91,974*
# = 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.