Six of the soldiers died when a series of explosions hit their vehicles on Monday in volatile Diyala province 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 3,463
Other nations 127
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 64,533 and 70,680*
# = 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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