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U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 4,232

As of Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at least 4,232 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,406 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is one more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

The British military has reported 178 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

— Two soldiers died of noncombat causes in separate incidents Saturday in Iraq.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

— No identifications reported.