U.S. military deaths in Iraq war at 4,454 on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at least 4,454 members…

As of Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at least 4,454 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 nine military civilians killed in action.

At least 3,506 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, which was last updated last Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Source: The Associated Press via Washington Post.

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