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Oct 14th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on October 14, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that in the first comprehensive tally released since the war began, Iraq’s Human Rights Ministry determined that 85,694 Iraqis had lost their lives from 2004-2008, with 147,195 wounded. The count included Iraqi civilians, military, and police but not U.S. military deaths, insurgents, or foreigners (including contractors), and it did not include the first months of the war after the 2003 U.S. invasion.