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The number of U.S. troops wounded in Iraq in January fell to its lowest monthly total since the beginning of 2004, according to new Pentagon data.
There were 306 troops wounded in action last month, according to the Brookings Institution’s Iraq Index, which tracks data pertaining to the Iraq war. Not since January 2004 — when 146 troops were wounded — has the monthly total been so low.
Among the reasons analysts cite are decreased capabilities of the terrorist insurgency, improved methods against improvised-explosive devices and the ongoing turnover of lead security responsibilities to Iraqi forces.
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