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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Sunday, January 30, 2005
IRAQ: A STATUS REPORT
139 U.S. troops killed during the
combat operations, March 19-April 30,2003

1,226 U.S. Troops killed since May 1,2003

542 U.S. troops wounded in action during
combat operations

9,960 U.S. troops wounded in action
since May 1,2003

271,041 Number of Iraqi security forces needed
to neutralize insurgency, the State Department says.

126,961 Current number of fully or partially trained
Iraqi forces, including police, national guard and army.

5,000 Estimated strength of Iraqi insurgency
nationwide in November 2003.

20,000 Estimated strength of Iraqi insurgency
nationwide 13 months later, in December 2004.

$18.4 billion amount of money the U.S.
appropriated toward Iraq reconstruction in 2004.

$2 billion amount of the above sum that had been
spent as of Dec. 15,2004

11,000 estimated number of internet
subscribers in Iraq before the war.

110,000 estimated number of
internet subscribers in Iraq as of November 2004.

150,000 number of U.S. troops in Iraq as of May 2003.

150,000 number of U.S. troops in Iraq as of January 2005

(abstracted from TIMEMAG)

IRAQ IN TRANSITION
Copter crash toll leads to war's worst day

CH-53E SUPER STALLION HELICOPTER
Length: 99 feet, 5 inches
Height: 28 feet, 4 inches
Speed: 173 mph
Range: 621 miles (without refueling)
Arms: two .50-caliber machine guns
Capacity: 55 troops
Crew: three
Cost: $26.1 million

The crash of a Marine helicopter in western
Iraq killed 31 troops. Insurgent attacks elsewhere
combined to make it the deadliest day for U.S. troops
since the war began.

Deadliest incidents for U.S. military personnel in Iraq.

Nov. 2,2003
A Chinook transport helicopter is shot down by
a shoulder fired anti-aircraft missile near Fellujah, killing 16.

Nov. 15, 2003
Seventeen U.S. troops are killed when two Black Hawk
helicopters collide while trying to avoid ground fire in Mosul.

Dec. 21, 2004
A suicide bomber kills 22, inclduing 14 U.S. troops and
three American contractors, in an attack on a mess tent
at a base near Mosul.

(CHICAGOTRIBUNE report)

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