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DNC: Today in Iraq: Coalition death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000

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DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
Coalition death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000

Washington, DC - Today, CNN reports that the coalition military death toll hit 3,000 in Iraq on Monday, including 2,759 Americans. The coalition forces reach this tragic landmark just days after a top British Army chief called on Britain to withdraw its troops, citing the foreign military presence as a factor aggravating violence in Iraq. Democrats reject President Bush's failed stay-the-course strategy in Iraq and want a new direction there that is both tough and smart.

Coalition death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000
CNN
October 17, 2006

"The death toll for coalition military forces in Iraq hit 3,000 Monday, according to a CNN tally. The combined death toll includes 2,759 U.S. troops and seven American civilian contractors of the military.

"Other coalition deaths include 119 British, 32 Italians, 18 Ukrainians, 17 Poles, 13 Bulgarians, and 11 Spaniards, as well as service members from Australia, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Holland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, Salvador, Slovakia, and Thailand.

"The milestone was reached after U.S. military officials announced the deaths of five U.S. soldiers and Marines over the weekend. ..."

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