US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,373

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As of Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at least 4,373 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,478 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is four fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,620 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.


The latest deaths reported by the military:

— No new deaths reported.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

— Spc. David A. Croft Jr., 22, of Plant City, Fla., died Jan. 5 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

— Pfc. Michael R. Jarrett, 20, of North Platte, Neb., died Jan. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident.


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