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U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,173

As of Sunday, March 4, 2007, at least 3,173 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 2,547 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is thirteen higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

The British military has reported 133 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 19; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, one death each.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

-- One Marine died Saturday in Anbar province.

-- One Marine was killed Friday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.

-- One sailor was killed Friday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

-- Army Pvt. Wesley J. Williams, 23, Philadelphia, Pa.; died Friday, in Baghdad, of a non-combat related injury; assigned to the 163d Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Karl O. Soto-Pinedo, 22, San Juan, Puerto Rico; died Tuesday in Baghdad from small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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