Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq, 31 May 2007

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May 31 (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed on Wednesday by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Another U.S. soldier died on Tuesday in an accident in Baghdad, the U.S. military reported.

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 3,470

Britain 149

Other nations 127


Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 64,664 and 70,815*

# = 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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