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Numbers and Estimates From Iraq
Numbers and Estimates From Iraq

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The war on Iraq by the numbers:

Casualties: Among U.S. troops, 44 dead, seven captured, 16 missing, according to the Pentagon and family members. Among British troops, 26 dead, none missing or captured.

Deployed: A little more than 300,000 troops are in the region, with about 250,000 from the United States and the rest being from other coalition countries.

Timeline: Monday was the 12th day of the war, which began in Iraq on March 20.

Iraqi troops estimate: 350,000.

Iraqi deaths: No estimate of military casualties. Iraq says at least 425 civilians have been killed since the war began.

Bombs dropped in Iraq: 3,000 bombs dropped over the weekend raised to 8,000 the total number used since the war began.

Iraqi prisoners of war: 8,000, according to the British defense minister.

Volunteers: An Iraqi official said 4,000 Arab volunteers have arrived to carry out suicide attacks against coalition forces.

Oil: More than 600 oil wells and three oil refineries are under coalition control. Only two oil well fires remain burning in the Rumeila South oil field.

Sources include U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon and British Ministry of Defense.

Copyright 2003 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 
 
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