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FACTBOX: Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

(Reuters) - A U.S. soldier opened fire on fellow troops at one of the main U.S. bases in Baghdad on Monday, killing five, the U.S. military said.

Earlier this month, two U.S. soldiers were killed by a man wearing an Iraqi Army uniform at an Iraqi military training center in northern Iraq.

Thirteen U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in April, including five who were killed in a single attack in the restive northern city of Mosul.

Following are the latest figures for soldiers and civilians killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003:


United States 4,292

Britain 179

Other nations 139


Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 91,912 and 100,339*

# = Think-tank estimates for military under Saddam Hussein killed during the 2003 war. No reliable official figures have been issued since new security forces were set up in late 2003.

* = From (IBC), run by academics and peace activists, based on reports from at least two media sources. The IBC says on its website the figure underestimates the true number of casualties.

The U.S.-led military coalition toll includes casualties from Iraq and the surrounding area where troops are stationed.

Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit