Iraq

Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq, 09 May 2007

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May 9 (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and one was wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb southeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

An American soldier was killed on Monday by small arms fire while on patrol in western Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Following are the latest figures for military deaths in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003:

U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:

United States 3,380

Britain 148

Other nations 125

IRAQIS:

Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 62,942 and 68,973*

# = 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. IBC says on its Web site that the figure underestimates the true number of casualties.

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