US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,473

July 19, 2011 - 2:45 PM

As of Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at least 4,473 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 nine military civilians killed in action.

At least 3,524 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,153 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Spc. Daniel L. Elliott, 21, of Youngsville, N.C., died July 15 in Basra, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; he was assigned to the 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, Cary, N.C.

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Online: http://www.defense.gov/news/