The U.S. military reported on Wednesday two U.S. airmen were killed on Tuesday when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Kirkuk 250 km (155 miles) north of 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:
U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:
United States 3,503
Other nations 127
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 64,879 and 71,042*
# = 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.
* = The U.S led military coalition toll includes casualties from Iraq and the surrounding area where troops are stationed.
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