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Cost of war - 8.2.06

The totals:

2568 US soldiers, 229 Coalition soldiers, and approximately 39,593 to 44,070 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to July 31.

3771 Iraqi police and guardsmen have been killed since January 2005, according to an estimate compiled from news reports.

American soldiers killed between July 22 and 27:

Captain Blake H. Russell, 35, Forth Worth, Texas | Specialist Stephen W. Castner, 27, Cedarburg, Wisconsin | Corporal Adam J. Fargo, 22, Ruckersville, Virginia | Specialist Dennis K. Samson Jr., 24, Hesperia, Michigan | Specialist Joseph A. Graves, 21, Discovery Bay, California | Petty Officer Second Class Edward A. Koth, 30, Towson, Maryland | Lance Corporal James W. Higgins, 22, Frederick, Maryland | Lance Corporal Adam R. Murray, 21, Cordova, Tennessee |Corporal Timothy D. Roos, 21, Cincinnati, Ohio | Private First Class Enrique C. Sanchez, 21, Garner, North Carolina

Sources: US Department of Defense,,