~THE COUNT~

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44 percent of Republican New Jerseyites want American forces withdrawn from Iraq within the next year, according to a February poll, the Asbury Park Press reported on Friday.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.

~THE COUNT~

As of Tuesday, day 1,428 of the Iraq War…

3,122 American soldiers have been reported killed.

23,530 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

56,122 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.

$366.1 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war.

Since the last COUNT…

23 more American soldiers have been reported killed.

113 more American soldiers have been reported wounded.

458 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.

70 people were killed and at least 120 were wounded when 4 bombs exploded in a Shia shopping center on Monday, according to the Washington Post.

11 of 13 civilians kidnapped from a predominately Shia village south of Baghdad were killed on Friday, reported the Associated Press. The kidnappers wore Iraqi military uniforms and drove military vehicles.

8 Kurdish policemen were killed and 6 were wounded by US friendly fire last Thursday, according to Al Jazeera.

3 US soldiers were killed and 4 were injured in a blast northeast of Baghdad on Saturday, London’s Times reported. That same day, a suicide bombing killed 5 and wounded 10 in central Baghdad.

5 people, including 3 US Army Reserve service people, were indicted on Wednesday for allegedly “taking part in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars for Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry,” according to AP.

3,631 of the US military service people stationed in Iraq at January’s end were over the age of 49, the Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday.

QUOTE: \”We were underplanned, underprepared, we were understaffed in terms of our military team,\” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney admitted last Thursday, reported AP. \”We have to a certain degree created the difficulty that we are in.\”

Meanwhile in and around Afghanistan …

354 American soldiers have been reported killed.

1,116 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

700 is the minimum number of Talibs who have entered Afghanistan from Pakistan to bolster an insurgent attack on a crucial dam, an Afghan official said on Monday, reported Reuters.

And in the rest of the world …

4 people were killed and 24 were injured by a bomb attack in Somalia on Sunday, according to Al Jazeera. In a separate incident, a police officer was killed and others were injured in an explosion at Somali police station.

3 civilians were killed in protests in Guinea on Sunday, reported Al Jazeera. A day earlier, 14 people were killed when protesters battled security forces.

~THE COUNT~

As of Tuesday, day 1,421 of the Iraq War…

• 3,099 American soldiers have been reported killed.

• 23,417 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

• 55,664 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.

• $364.2 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war, enough to pay for a year of Head Start for 48.2 million children.

Since the last COUNT…

• 24 more American soldiers have been reported killed.

• 138 more American soldiers have been reported wounded.

• 443 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.

• 128 people were killed and 343 were injured when a bomb exploded Saturday in a market in Baghdad, reported CNN. Also on Saturday, 9 separate bombs killed 2 and wounded 20 in Kirkuk.

• 24 civilians were killed and a great deal more were injured in 3 separate bombings on Monday, reported Al Jazeera. The deadliest explosion killed 10 and wounded 62 at a gas station in a religiously diverse neighborhood.

• 1,000 Iraqis died violent deaths over a 7-day period, CNN reported Sunday.

• 5 American soldiers died on Friday, the US military announced, according to KWTX, a CBS affiliate in Texas. 4 of the deaths resulted from “enemy action.”

• $481.1 billion will be allocated to the Department of Defense if President Bush’s budget for the fiscal year beginning in October is approved, according to a Monday report in The New York Times. “But,” according to that report, “the figure does not include more than $93 billion in supplemental money in this fiscal year and about $145 billion in the next fiscal year for the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.”

Meanwhile in Afghanistan …

• 353 American soldiers have been reported killed.

• 1,110 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

• 200 Taliban fighters took control of a town in Southern Afghanistan, Musa Qala, last Thursday, according to the Associated Press. On Sunday, NATO announced that an air-strike had killed the leader of that uprising.

• 2 soldiers were killed and 6 were wounded Saturday when a suicide bomber drove into a Pakistani military escort near the Afghanistan border, Reuters reported.

And in the rest of the world …

• 13 countries — if not more — are actively recruiting child soldiers, Save the Children announced on Monday, according to Reuters. 5,000 children have been recruited over the last 6 years in Sri Lanka alone.

~THE COUNT~

As of Tuesday, day 1,414 of the Iraq War…

3,075 American soldiers have been reported killed.

23,279 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

55,221 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.

$362.4 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war.

15 soldiers from Ventura County have been killed.

Since the last COUNT…

46 more American soldiers have been reported killed.

328 more American soldiers have been reported wounded.

789 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.

4 American soldiers were found to have been kidnapped during an insurgent assault on an Iraqi governor’s office last week and later killed, despite an earlier statement from the US military reporting the soldiers were killed in defending the governor’s office, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.

2 US service people were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, reported the Chicago Tribune. Though a statement from the US military simply stated that the helicopter “went down,” Iraqi officials stated it was shot down.

34 Iraqis were killed in bombings in Baghdad on Thursday, according to Reuters. The deadliest attack of the day occurred in a shopping area where a car bomb killed 26 and injured 64.

5 girls were killed and 20 were injured when mortars struck a school in a predominately Sunni area on Monday, reported the Associated Press.

15 people were killed and 50 were wounded by an explosion in a Baghdad pet market on Friday, the International Herald Tribune reported.

13 civilians were killed by Sunni militants who bombed a market on Saturday, a day in which 61 people were “killed or found dead” countrywide, reported AP.

5 helicopter passengers were killed when their aircraft, owned by a private security firm, was shot down over a mostly Sunni area in Baghdad on Tuesday, according to AP.

Meanwhile in Afghanistan …

353 American soldiers have been reported killed.

1,106 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

3,200 US service members are to have their tours of duty extended for 4 months, AP reported last Thursday.

And in the rest of the world …

3 Israelis were killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber on Monday, according to Al Jazeera.

4 students were killed and at least 35 were injured during a clash between pro-government and anti-government student groups at a university in Beirut, Al Jazeera reported last Thursday.

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