The Pentagon says at least 4,337 members of the U.S. military have died in the war in Iraq during the past six years.
officials say their tally is correct as of 14 hours, Universal Time
Friday and includes all deaths since March 2003. Over that same
period, more than 31,000 service members were wounded.
Pentagon also says at least 716 troops have died in and around
Afghanistan since the U.S. war on terrorism began in September 2001.
Most of those deaths occurred in Afghanistan; others were in Uzbekistan
More than 3,500 service men and women have been
wounded, and the U.S. Defense Department also lists an additional 69
deaths that occurred in other countries during the past eight years of
antiterrorist operations which the U.S. military calls Operation
Those additional casualties took place in
countries such as Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey. Also in
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Seychelles, Sudan
and Yemen, as well as at the U.S. Guantanamo base in Cuba.
overall list of U.S. military dead since the terrorist attacks on the
United States on September 11, 2001 - 5,123 men and women - includes 14
civilians working for the military.
Most of the deaths
occurred during or as a result of combat operations, but slightly more
than one-fifth of all fatalities occurred under what the Pentagon calls
"non-hostile" circumstances. More than 30 percent of all casualties in
and around Afghanistan are in this category, and more than 20 percent