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American Military Casualties in Iraq
Date
Total
In Combat
American Deaths 
Since war began (3/19/03):44973529
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) (the list)
4351
3425
Since Handover (6/29/04):36312900
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09):260128
Since Operation New Dawn:6639
American WoundedOfficialEstimated
Total Wounded:32021Over 100000
 
U.S. Wounded
 
Others
Other Coalition Troops - Iraq
321
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan
2382
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan
1127
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq
1,487
Journalists - Iraq
348
Academics Killed - Iraq
448
Sources: DoD, MNF, and iCasualties.org 

American Count
Dates and sources of Americans killed in Iraq since 5/1/03 are documented in this file. Admittedly the file is incomplete, for the Department of Defense does not maintain old records. All data was compiled from https://www.defense.gov. If something is amiss in the data collection, please contact Margaret Griffis.
Iraqi Civilian Count
We maintain a daily count based on news reports. It is not intended to be complete. There is no agency that keeps track of accurate numbers of Iraqis killed. JustForeignPolicy maintained a running estimate based on the Lancet study with the rate of increase derived from the Iraq Body Count. When that project was ended in 2011, the count was 1.45 million Iraqi deaths.
Comparing Civilian Casualty Studies
Robert Naiman of Just Foreign Policy explains the similarities between the Lancet and the the Orb estimates. Numbers from the Iraq Body Count site and the study published in the Lancet are compared at OpenDemocracy.net. The BBC published an article, which includes a response from IBC, that criticizes the large Lancet figures. Middle East expert Juan Cole also gives his opinion on the Lancet study here.
Sources and Links
US Military Deaths by Month from Icasualties.org
Faces of the FallenDepartment of DefenseCentral Command
JustForeignPolicyIcasualties.org CountBBC Figures
Juan ColeJournalist Deaths in IraqCost of War
 
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