US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,452

By STAFF | May 24, 2011 | 11:43 AM EDT

(AP) - As of Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at least 4,452 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 3,506 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is five fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,102 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.


There were no recent casualty identifications reported this week by the military.