~THE COUNT~

As of Tuesday, day 1,498 of the Iraq War…

3,325 American soldiers have been reported killed.

24,912 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

62,281 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.

$419.9 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war, enough to provide pre-school to 55.6 million children.

$53.2 billion is California taxpayers’ share.

Since the last Count…

18 more American soldiers have been reported killed.

148 more American soldiers have been reported wounded.

553 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.

140 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a market in Baghdad last Wednesday, according to BBC. “A witness said the area had been turned into ‘a swimming pool of blood.’ ”

23 ethnic minority textile workers were killed in a shooting and 18 people were killed in car bombings in Baghdad on Sunday, reported Reuters.

50 people had been killed by the end of the day.

6 American contractors and 5 others were killed when insurgents shot down their helicopter north of Baghdad on Thursday, the Washington Post reported.

2 local soldiers, Jason Morales and Richard Langenbrunner of La Puente, died of injuries last week, according to CNN.

1 Falluja City Council chairperson, Sami Abdul-Amir al-Jumaili, was assassinated in front of his house on Saturday, reported Al Jazeera. Al-Jumaili is the third member of the council killed by militants.

40 is the percentage by which insurgent attacks on military targets have increased in certain regions in Iraq since the beginning of April, private security companies state, according to the Washington Post.

QUOTE: “Definitely, violence is getting worse,” said an anonymous US official in Baghdad, the Washington Post reported. “My strong sense is that a lot of the political momentum that was generated out of the successful election, which was sort of like a punch in the gut to the insurgents, has worn off.”

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan…

378 American soldiers have been reported killed.

1,184 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

9 people were killed and 40 were wounded in two bombings on Sunday, reported The New York Times.

~THE COUNT~

As of Tuesday, day 1,491 of the Iraq War…

3,307 American soldiers have been reported killed.

24,764 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

61,728 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.

$417.9 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war, enough to provide a year of health insurance to 250.2 million children.

Since the last Count…

28 more American soldiers have been reported killed.

119 more American soldiers have been reported wounded.

654 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.

46 people were killed in two separate bombings on Saturday, according to The Baltimore Sun.

34 people were killed in suicide attacks in predominately Shiite sections of Baghdad on Sunday, the International Herald Tribune reported.

3 Iraqi lawmakers were killed and 10 people were wounded in a suicide bombing in the parliament building on Thursday, reported Reuters.

2 British soldiers were killed and 4 were injured when 2 British military helicopters collided outside Baghdad on Sunday, according to CNN.

21 is the percentage by which US military deaths have climbed in April compared with March and February, the Associated Press reported on Saturday.

18,000 Iraqi civilians are being held in two US-run detention centers in Iraq, according to the Washington Post.

40,000 to 50,000 Iraqis are fleeing the country every month, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

QUOTE: “I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been. What has happened instead is that it was taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d’état imaginable,” wrote Kurt Vonnegut in “A Man Without a Country: A Memoir of Life in George W. Bush’s America,” according to the Hartford Courant. Vonnegut died last Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan…

377 American soldiers have been reported killed.

1,177 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

10 civilians were killed and 33 were wounded by US Marines last month. Though the Marines involved in the incident claimed they fired in self-defense, US military officials announced Saturday that these claims were unsubstantiated, reported the Washington Post.

~THE COUNT~

As of Tuesday, day 1,484 of the Iraq War…

3,279 American soldiers have been reported killed.

24,645 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

61,074 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.

$415.9 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war.

Since the last Count…

30 more American soldiers have been reported killed.

169 more American soldiers have been reported wounded.

663 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.

10 U.S.service people died violently over the Easter weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times.

17 people were killed and 24 were injured in a car bombing 20 miles south of Baghdad on Sunday, reported The Independent.

15 people were killed and 30 were injured when a truck bomb exploded and released chlorine gas on Friday, according to Reuters.

81 U.S.troops died in March, the Associated Press reported last week.

690 of the American service members killed in Iraq from March 19, 2003, through March 24 of this year were reservists or National Guard members, according to a report released Monday by the Brookings Institution.

974 of those killed were younger than 22, according to that report.

$8 billion has been lost to Iraqi government corruption, the head of Iraq’s Public Integrity Commission said last Wednesday, according to AP.

10s of 1000s of Shia Iraqis peacefully protested the U.S.occupation of Iraq on Monday, the 4th anniversary of the ousting of Saddam Hussein, reported The New York Times.

QUOTE: “While there have been substantial accomplishments in Iraq since 2003, the past 4 years have also been disappointing, frustrating and increasingly dangeroU.S.in many parts of Iraq,” U.S.Rear Admiral Mark Fox said on Monday, according to Agence France-Presse.

“The corroded and corrupt state of Saddam was replaced by the corroded, inefficient, incompetent and corrupt state of the new order,” Ali Allawi, a former minister of trade, defense and finance in Iraq, writes in his recently published “The Occupation of Iraq,” AP reported.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan…

374 American soldiers have been reported killed.

1,158 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

1 Afghan translator who was kidnapped in March along with an Italian journalist was beheaded by the Taliban, according to a Sunday report by Al Jazeera and other news agencies.

~THE COUNT~

As of Tuesday, day 1,477 of the Iraq War…

3,249 American soldiers have been reported killed.

24,476 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.

60,411 is the minimum number of civilians killed in Iraq.

$413.9 billion in taxpayer funds have been spent on the war.

Since the last Count…

13 more American soldiers have been reported killed.

162 more American soldiers have been reported wounded.

610 more Iraqi civilians have been reported killed.

152 people were killed and 347 were injured on Saturday in “the deadliest single bombing in the four-year-old war,” according to Reuters. An additional 38 people were killed in separate bombings, Al Jazeera reported.

6 American service people were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near Baghdad on Sunday, reported the Associated Press.

12 people, some of them children, were killed and 178 were injured in a suicide bombing outside a government building in Kirkuk on Monday, according to the International Herald Tribune.

30 percent is the amount by which suicide and car bombings have risen since the security crackdown began in February, a US general announced on Sunday, according to Reuters.

15 percent is the amount by which the death toll in Iraq rose in March, an Iraqi official said on Sunday, Agence France-Presse reported.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan…

373 American soldiers have been reported killed.*

1148 soldiers have been reported wounded in action.*

9 people, including 5 children, were killed in a suicide bombing on Sunday, according to Reuters. In addition, 3 men were hanged by the Taliban for their alleged roles as British spies.

And in another human disaster …

Hundreds of Somalis were killed on Saturday in fighting between armed gunmen and Ethiopian troops, violence that the International Committee of the Red Cross called “the worst fighting in more than 15 years,” according to Al Jazeera.

10,000 people fled Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, over 3 days, the United Nations Refugee Agency announced on Monday, Al Jazeera also reported.

57,000 people have fled their homes in the capital since February, according to a Friday report by The New York Times.

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