Attention President Bush on the eve of your State of the Union Address: 29 soldiers were killed over the weekend because of your war and your mistakes. How many more will be killed? The Guardian casualty report.
Compiled by Paula Connelly
Casualties in Iraq
29: Killed this weekend (1/19/07- 1/21/07):
2: Killed 1/19/07; 25: Killed 1/20/07; 2: Killed 1/21/07
3,280: Killed since the U.S. invasion of Iraq 3/20/03
The weekend death toll of 27 made Saturday the third-deadliest day for United States forces since the war here began, according to the New York Times.
The DOD confirmed the deaths of the following American service members this week, according to the New York Times on January 23, 2007:
BOREA, Russell P., 38, Sgt. First Class, Army; El Paso; First Cavalry Division.
CASTILLO, Luis J., 20, Lance Cpl., Marines; Lawton, Mich.; Fourth Marine Division.
CORBETT, Jason J., 23, Specialist, Army; Casper, Wyo.; 25th Infantry Division.
JAYNES, Allen B., 21, Pfc., Army; Henderson, Tex.; Second Infantry Division.
NEAL, Jacob H., 23, Cpl., Marines; San Marcos, Tex.; Fourth Marine Division.
RECHENMACHER, William J., 24, Specialist, Army; Jacksonville, Fla.; First Cavalry Division.
SCHOCKMEL, Collin R., 19, Specialist, Army; Richwood, Tex.; Second Infantry Division.
VALDIVIA, Jennifer A., 27, Petty Officer First Class; Cambridge, Ill.; Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity.
For a more detailed list of U.S. Military killed in the War in Iraq go to: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/2007.01.html
For the Department of Defense statistics go to: http://www.defenselink.mil/
Iraqi Civilians :
98,000: Killed since 3/03
54,432 - 60,098 : Killed since 1/03
For a week by week assessment of significant incidents and trends in Iraqi civilian casualties, go to A Week in Iraq by Lily Hamourtziadou. She is a member of the Iraq Body Count project, which maintains and updates the world’s only independent and comprehensive public database of media-reported civilian deaths in Iraq.
Source : http://www.iraqbodycount.net
A Week in Iraq: Week ending 21 January 2007: http://www.iraqbodycount.org/editorial/weekiniraq/27/
Iraq Military :
30,000 : Killed since 2003
Source : http://www.infoshout.com
146 : Killed since 3/03
Source : www.rsf.org
1.6 million : Iraqis displaced internally
1.8 million: Iraqis displaced to neighboring states
Many refugees were displaced prior to 2003, but an increasing number are fleeing now, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ estimates.
U.S. Military Wounded:
47,657: Wounded since 3/19/03 to 1/6/07