Search  
RealOne (Ad Served by Avenue A)    
Good Morning America World News Tonight 20/20 Primetime Nightline WNN This Week
April 5, 2003
 
HOMEPAGE
NEWS SUMMARY
US
INTERNATIONAL
MONEYScope
WEATHER
LOCAL NEWS
ENTERTAINMENT
ESPN SPORTS
SCI / TECH
POLITICS
HEALTH
TRAVEL
FEATURED SERVICES
RELATIONSHIPS
SHOPPING
DOWNLOADS
WIRELESS
INTERACT
VIDEO & AUDIO
BOARDS
CHAT
NEWS ALERTS
CONTACT ABC
ABCNEWS.com
Numbers and Estimates From Iraq
Numbers and Estimates From Iraq

The Associated Press


Print This Page
Email This Page
See Most Sent
Dad of Rare Double Twins Gets Deployed
Ex-Marine Fights for Kids on the Home Front
Did Smart Detectives Miss Clues?
April 5

The war in Iraq by the numbers:

Casualties: Among U.S. troops, 79 dead, eight missing and seven captured, according to the Pentagon. Among British troops, 27 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, 200 Polish troops. Nearly 100,000 more U.S. forces on the way.

Timeline: Saturday is the 17th day of the war, which began in Iraq on March 20.

Iraqi troops estimate: 350,000.

Iraqi deaths: Neither Iraq nor the coalition has released an estimate of military casualties. Iraq says nearly 500 civilians have been killed and more than 4,000 have been 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: Central Command estimated close to 3,000 total sorties were flown Saturday. Since the beginning of military action, 750 Tomahawk cruise missiles and more than 14,000 precision-guided munitions 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 in the 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: The international airport outside Baghdad, 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.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 
 
Click Here!
  RELATED STORIES
International Index
More Raw News
 
 INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES
Iraq War: Full Coverage
U.S. Soldiers Face Tough Choices
At Baghdad's Gates, Speed and Caution
Mail Call Battles Boredom for Soldiers
An Indian Daughter Defends Her Choice

 


Copyright 2003 ABCNEWS Internet Ventures.
Click here for:  HELP   ADVERTISER INFO   CONTACT ABC   TOOLS   PR   TERMS OF USE   PRIVACY POLICY

Family of sites:      ABC.com        ABC Family        ESPN.com        Disney.com        FamilyFun.com        GO Mail        Movies.com