As of Tuesday, day 1,435 of the Iraq War…
• 3,135 American soldiers have been reported killed.
• 23,530 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.*
• 56,640 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.
• $367.9 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war.
Since the last COUNT…
• 13 more American soldiers have been reported killed.
• 518 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.
• $1.8 billion more has been spent on the war.
• 60 people were killed and 131 were injured when two car bombs exploded in a market in a predominately Shia neighborhood on Sunday, according to The New York Times.
• 10 civilians were killed and 32 were wounded by two nearly simultaneous bombings in Kirkuk on Saturday, reported Al Jazeera.
• 2 US soldiers were killed and 17 were wounded by a suicide attack on a US combat outpost north of Baghdad on Monday, according to the International Herald Tribune. In all, more than 40 people died violently by day’s end.
• 44 percent of Republican New Jerseyites want American forces withdrawn from Iraq within the next year, according to a February poll, the Asbury Park Press reported on Friday.
• 1 out of 3 Iraqis are living in poverty, the UN Development Program announced, according to a Sunday report by the BBC.
QUOTE: “One time they used [a Tazer] on my tongue. One guard held me from the left and another on my back and another used it against my tongue and for four or five days I couldn’t eat,” said Laith al-Ani, an Iraqi who was held without charges in a US detention center for 2 years and 3 months, The New York Times reported on Sunday
Meanwhile in and around Afghanistan …
• 8 US troops were killed and 14 were wounded when a US helicopter lost power and crashed on Sunday, according to Reuters.
• 4 Afghan police officers were killed and 2 were wounded by a roadside bomb on Sunday, reported the Associated Press.
And nearby …
• 66 people were killed and dozens were wounded when a bomb exploded on a train traveling from India to Pakistan on Monday, according to AP.
*This statistic has not been updated by the Department of Defense since the last Count.