Today 8 American soldiers died in Iraq. The number is steadily increasing. Below is more statistics:
As of Saturday, June 23, 2007, at least 3,555 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,903 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military‘s numbers.
The British military has reported 153 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 20; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Korea, one death each.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
• A U.S. airman was killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in Tikrit.
• Two soldiers were killed Saturday by an explosive and small arms fire in eastern Baghdad.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
• Army Pfc. Raymond N. Spencer Jr., 23, Carmichael, Calif., died Thursday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using an explosive and small arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.