U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,875 Sunday, according to count


Sunday, November 26th 2006, 10:08 pm
By: News On 6


As of Sunday, November 26, 2006, at least 2,875 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,303 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is six more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

The British military has reported 126 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 18; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, one death each.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

-- Two Marines were killed Saturday in Anbar province.

-- A soldier was killed Saturday when a roadside bomb detonated in Diyala province.

The latest identification reported by the military:

-- Army Command Sgt. Maj. Donovan E. Watts, 46, Atlanta; died Tuesday in Beiji from injuries suffered when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Siniyah; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.