US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,273

As of Monday, April 13, 2009, at least 4,273 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,431 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EDT. The British military has reported 179 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each. ___ The latest deaths reported by the military: âÄî A soldier was killed Monday south of Baghdad by an explosive device. ___ The latest identifications reported by the military: âÄî Army Spc. Michael J. Anaya, 23, Crestview, Fla.; died Sunday in Bayji after an explosive struck near his vehicle; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. ___ On the Net: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/