US military deaths in Iraq at 3,987
( AP ) - As of Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at least 3,987 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 eight military civilians. At least 3,238 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is 12 more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST.
The British military has reported 175 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea, one death each.