US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,311

As of Friday, June 5, 2009, at least 4,311 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 3,454 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 Friday 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.


The latest deaths reported by the military:

• A soldier died Friday as the result of a noncombat related incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

• Army Spc. Charles D. Parrish, 23, Jasper, Ala., died Thursday in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day in Jalula when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade; assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.


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