U.S. deaths in Iraq reach 1,700
UPI | June 13, 2005
U.S. deaths in Iraq reached at least 1,700 Monday, with more than 1,300 of those dead killed in action.
Most of the deaths in Iraq have occurred in the two years since President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations. Just 109 service members were killed in action during the three-week Iraq invasion.
Nearly 13,000 service members have been wounded in action, about half of them lightly enough that they were able to return to duty with three days.
Deaths in Afghanistan and on other fronts in the "global war on terror" from ongoing operations have reached at least 193, with 80 of the deaths occurring during combat. Non-hostile incidents killed 113.