Factbox - Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

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June 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was killed in clashes with the Mehdi Army in Diwaniya on Tuesday when violence flared in the southern Iraqi city.

Earlier, the U.S. military reported that a U.S. soldier was killed and three wounded on Monday in eastern Baghdad.

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 3,564

Britain 153

Other nations 128


Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 66,315 and 72,608*

# = 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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