April 7, 2003
Numbers and Estimates From Iraq
Numbers and Estimates From Iraq

The Associated Press

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The war in Iraq by the numbers:

Casualties: Among U.S. troops, 81 dead, eight missing and seven captured, according to the Pentagon. Among British troops, 30 dead.

Deployed: More than 300,000 allied troops are in the region, with about 255,000 from the United States, 45,000 British troops, 2,000 Australia troops, 400 Czech and Slovak troops and 200 Polish troops. Nearly 100,000 more U.S. forces on the way.

Timeline: Monday is the 19th day of the war, which began on March 20 in Iraq.

Iraqi deaths: Neither Iraq nor the coalition has released an estimate of military casualties. U.S. officials have said that more than 2,600 Iraqi soldiers were killed since Friday. Iraq says nearly 600 civilians have been killed and more than 4,000 wounded since the war began.

Coalition forces consume about 40,000 gallons of water a day. Soldiers in the field eat more than 300,000 MREs (meals ready to eat) daily.

Some 2 million tons of spare parts and support equipment is moved around the battlefield each day.

Air campaign: About 2,000 aircraft flying from five aircraft carriers and about 30 land bases in and around Iraq.

Bombs dropped in Iraq: Since the beginning of the war, 750 Tomahawk cruise missiles, more than 14,000 precision-guided munitions and an unspecified number of cluster bombs have been fired on Iraq.

Iraqi prisoners of war: Central Command reported Saturday that the United States is holding some 6,500 Iraqi soldiers. Early last week, Britain said there were 8,000 Iraqi prisoners of war in all.

Oil: More than 600 oil wells and three oil refineries are under coalition control. Two oil well heads remain on fire.

Areas either under coalition control or surrounded by allied forces: southeast and southwest Baghdad, the international airport outside Baghdad, Dibagah, Umm Qasr, Safwan, Basra, Numaniyah, Rumeila, Hindiyah, Nasiriyah, Samawah, Najaf, Diwaniyah, Zubaydiyah and Kut.

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

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