Iraq War Fatalities

The chart below is compiled from data provided by the American and Iraqi governments and news media organizations (the independent Coalition Casualty Count in particular). It gives information on the type and location of each attack responsible for the 2,592 recorded deaths among American and other coalition troops, Iraqi security forces and members of the peshmerga militias controlled by the Kurdish government.

Since the data on Iraqi security forces killed are not reported systematically by the Baghdad government, these numbers have been accrued through news reports; the actual number of Iraqi deaths is likely to be much higher. Sadly, civilian fatalities in Iraq last year were simply too numerous to represent on a single newspaper page.