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War in Iraq Update

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U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, July 5, 1,743 U.S. service members (including 12 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 1,346 in combat and 397 from non-combat related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 13,190. In the last week, five U.S. soldiers died.

Since President George W. Bush declared "mission accomplished" aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, 1,599 soldiers have died.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense

IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 22,787 and 25,814.

Source: www.iraqbodycount.net

COST OF IRAQ WAR: $178,667,318,131

Source: www.costofwar.com