- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at least 4,259 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,424 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

The British military has reported 179 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ No deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Spc. Gary L. Moore, 25, Del City, Okla.; died Monday in Baghdad after an explosive device struck his vehicle; assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.

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