A Look at Military Deaths in Iraq

  As of Saturday, May 7, 2005, at least 1,592 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,216 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.

  The AP count is one lower than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 11 a.m. EDT Friday.

  The British military has reported 87 deaths; Italy, 21; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Spain, 11; Bulgaria, eight; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Thailand and the Netherlands, two each; and Denmark, El Salvador, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Latvia one death each.

  Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,454 U.S. military members have died, according to AP’s count. That includes at least 1,107 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.