This brought the total of U.S. soldiers killed on Monday to 10, taking the total for May to 116, the deadliest month for U.S. troops since November 2004 when 137 soldiers were killed.
Two were killed when their helicopter came down under enemy fire in Diyala province. Troops heading to the crash site were struck by roadside bombs, killing six.
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 3,467
Other nations 127
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 64,632 and 70,783*
# = 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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