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Cost of war - 7.19.06

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The totals:

2545 US soldiers, 227 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 39,123 to 43,575 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to July 17.

3666 Iraqi police and guardsmen have been killed since January 2005, according to an estimate compiled from news reports.

American soldiers killed between July 8 and 12:

Staff Sergeant Omar D. Flores, 27, Mission, Texas | Specialist Troy C. Linden, 22, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota | Specialist Joseph P. Micks, 22, Rapid River, Michigan | Specialist Damien M. Montoya, 21, Holbrook, Arizona | Sergeant Duane J. Dreasky, 31, Novi, Michigan | Petty Officer First Class Jerry A. Tharp, 44, Muscatine, Iowa | Sergeant Irving Hernandez Jr., 28, New York, New York

Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, www.iraqbodycount.net

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