Grim Milestone Reached
Yesterday the Multinational Forces in Iraq reached a grim milestone: The 1,000th military death was recorded. The soldier, whose name has been withheld pending notification of his family, was injured Thursday night in an attack and died of his wounds Friday.
The total U.S. deaths in Iraq are 880, with Britain suffering 60 more and other members of the MNF-I sustaining 60 deaths. No one knows exactly how many Iraqis have died, but since the beginning of the war, the estimate of the number of Iraqis killed by Coalition/MNF-I actions ranges from 11,164 to 13,118, according to the Iraq Body Count.