Iraq

Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq, 25 May 2007

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May 25 (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers were killed in four separate attacks across Iraq on Thursday, most of them by roadside bombs, the U.S. military said on Friday.

The U.S. military also reported the death of another soldier on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack near Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad. 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 3,442

Britain 149

Other nations 127

IRAQIS:

Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 64,253 and 70,384*

# = 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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