Wednesday, May 03, 2006

April 2006 Iraq casualties

Avg. daily military fatality rate (nearly all of them Americans): 2.73. March was 1.06, February was 2.07, and April 2005 was 1.73. Overall average to date is 2.3, unchanged from March. Total US dead as of today: 2406.

Iraqi monthly military/police fatalities: 201. March was 193, February was 158, and April 2005 was 199. Total dead: 4597.

Iraqi monthly civilian fatalities: 809. March was 901, February was 688, and April 2005 was 301. Total since March 2005: 8754. Note that the civilian numbers may be less accurate than others, but could still be useful in determining trends.

Comments: Last month I commented on the downward trend in US death rates, but maybe I spoke too soon.

And for a macabre figure, the American death toll is approaching the total American dead on 9/11 - 2,738. I'm not sure whether the American dead in the Bush Adventure in Iraq will exceed 9/11 by the November election, but it might.

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