As of Monday, July 2, 2007, at least 3,583 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,942 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Key figures about Iraq since the war began in March 2003
A soldier from Milton has died in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Robb L. Rolfing, 29, died Sunday in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire.
The Iraqi government replaced the top security commission in the country's second-largest city because of suspected links to Shiite militias as authorities prepare for British forces to reduce their presence in southern Iraq, officials said Monday.
Iranian forces helped plan one of the most sophisticated militant assaults of the Iraq war a January raid in which gunmen posed as an American security team and launched an attack that killed five U.S. soldiers, an American general said Monday. Also Monday, the U.S. military reported the deaths of five U.S. servicemembers killed in fighting a day earlier.
At half-past midnight, the helicopters dropped off the wounded — fleeting silhouettes wheeled away on gurneys in the glow of blue landing lights, four soldiers among the last of thousands to pass through the "M.A.S.H." of the Iraq war.
Five U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed in attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's Anbar and Salahuddin provinces, the military said Monday.
In some of its most direct accusations against Iran yet, the U.S. military said on Monday senior leaders in Tehran know about operations in which Iran's Qods Force foments violence in Iraq.
Most American voters (53%) say that Democrats in Congress have not done "enough to change President Bush's policies in Iraq.' A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 26% hold the opposite view and believe the Democrats have done too much on Iraq. Thirteen percent (13%) say Congress has done the right amount of pushing while 8% are not sure.
Four U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed in attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's western Anbar province, the military said Monday.