Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq, 21 June 2007

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June 21 (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded in an attack on their vehicle southwest of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

A British soldier from the 4th Battalion was killed on Wednesday by indirect fire at a coordination centre in Basra, the British Defence Ministry 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:


United States 3,533

Britain 152

Other nations 127


Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 65,828 and 72,112*

# = 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 (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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