Thursday, July 31, 2008

US Monthly Toll In Iraq At Lowest Since Invasion

Members of an honor guard carry the casket of Army SSG Christopher M. Hake to his grave during his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, April 2008. Hake, 26, of Enid, Oklahoma was among four soldiers who died of injuries suffered when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in south Baghdad in March 2008.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Win McNamee)

From Yahoo News/AP:

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Eleven US soldiers were killed in Iraq in July, the lowest monthly toll since the 2003 invasion, according to Pentagon figures, highlighting what US commanders say is a marked drop in overall violence.

The number compares with the deadliest month of November 2004 when 137 American troops were slain, a toll by independent website showed. The previous low was in May this year when 19 soldiers were killed.

Since the US-led invasion of March 2003 that toppled now executed dictator Saddam Hussein, a total of 4,125 US troops have been killed in Iraq, according to

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More news on American Casualties in Iraq

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count
U.S. combat deaths in Iraq plunge -- Reuters
US records lowest monthly death toll in Iraq -- AFP
U.S. combat deaths in Iraq plunge to new low -- MSNBC
Afghanistan surpasses Iraq as deadliest spot for U.S. troops -- McClatchy Nespapers
Troop deaths at low-point -- IOL
US combat deaths in Iraq plunge in July to new low -- Reuters Alertnet
Tours of duty shortened as U.S. deaths in Iraq plummet -- CNN
Military Women In Body Bags -- Strategy Page

My Comment: Always remember the heroes, and those who have been wounded or crippled from this war.

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