The Guardian Iraq War casualty report (2/14/07): More names of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq confirmed by the Department of Defense.
Compiled by Paula Connelly
Casualties in Iraq
U.S. military helicopters are being targeted by insurgents, according to the New York Times.
The U.S. military said most recent of the seven helicopters shot down since January 20th was brought down by a sophisticated piece of weaponry, according to Reuters.
The Department of Defense confirmed the name of the following U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, according to the New York Times.
Belser, Donnie R. Jr., 28, Capt., Army; Anniston, Ala.; First Infantry Division.
Camacho, Leeroy A., 28, Specialist, Army; Saipan, Mariana Islands; First Cavalry Division.
Clevenger, Ross A., 21, Specialist, Army; Givens Hot Springs, Idaho; 321st Engineer Battalion.
Harris, Jennifer J., 28, Capt., Marines; Swampscott, Mass.; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, Third Marine Aircraft Wing.
HoltomJames J., 22, Sgt., Army; Rexburg, Idaho; 321st Engineer Battalion.
Kurtz, Russell A., 22, Sgt., Army; Bethel Park, Pa.; 25th Infantry Division.
Landaker, Jared M., 25, First Lt., Marines; Big Bear City, Calif.; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, Third Marine Aircraft Wing.
Pathenos, Matthew P., 21, Lance Cpl., Marines; Ballwin, Mo.; Fourth Marine Division.
Pfister, Travis D., 27, Sgt., Marines; Richland, Wash.; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, Third Marine Aircraft Wing.
Regan, James J., 26, Sgt., Army; Manhasset, N.Y.; Third Battalion, 75th Rangers.
Ross, Eric, 26, Staff Sgt., Army; Kenduskeag, Me.; First Cavalry Division.
Saba, Thomas E., 30, Cpl., Marines; Toms River, N.J.; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, First Marine Aircraft Wing.
Shaw, Alan W., 31, Staff Sgt., Army; Little Rock, Ark.; First Cavalry Division.
Thrasher Robert B., 23, Sgt., Army; Folsom, Calif.; First Cavalry Division.
Tijerna, James R., 26, Sgt., Marines; Beasley, Tex.; Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, Third Marine Aircraft Wing.
Werner, Raymond M., 21, Pvt., Army; Boise, Idaho; 321st Engineer Battalion.
3,349: Killed since the U.S. invasion of Iraq 3/20/03
For the Department of Defense statistics go to: http://www.defenselink.mil/
For a more detailed list of U.S. Military killed in the War in Iraq go to:
98,000: Killed since 3/03
56,122 – 61,840: 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.
A Week in Iraq: Week ending 11 February 2007:
Antiestablishmentarianism attitudes among Iraqi religious groups is fueling intolerance and violence towards homosexuals in Iraq, according to the UN.
30,000: Killed since 2003
151: Killed since 3/03
The Bush administration plans to increase quota of Iraqi refugees allowed into the U.S. from 500 to 7,000 next year in response to the growing refugee crisis, according to the Guardian Unlimited.
Border policies are tightening because one million Iraqi refugees have already fled to Jordan and another one million to Syria. Iraqi refugees who manage to make it out of Iraq still can’t work, have difficulty attending school and are not eligible for health care. Many still need to return to Iraq to escape poverty, according to BBC news.
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