Iraq

Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

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June 15 (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb while driving on combat operations in the northern city of Kirkuk on Thursday, the U.S military said on Friday.

One U.S. soldier was killed by small arms fire while conducting operations in Diyala Province on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

Another soldier died on Wednesday in a non-combat related incident, the U.S. military said.

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 3,519

Britain 150

Other nations 127

IRAQIS:

Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 65,356 and 71,584*

# = 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.

* = The U.S led military coalition toll includes casualties from Iraq and the surrounding area where troops are stationed.

Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
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