How Many U.S. Military Casualties Were There During Operation Iraqi Freedom?


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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, there were a total of 4,411 U.S. military deaths, of which 3,481 were hostile and 930 were non-hostile. Hostile deaths include troops killed in action by enemy forces, terrorists, unknown groups or accidental friendly fire. Non-hostile deaths include those from non-combat conditions, including disease and self-harm.

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There were an additional 31,951 troops wounded in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Operation Iraqi Freedom began when U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003. The mission officially lasted until Sept. 1, 2010, when it was scaled back and renamed Operation New Dawn. As of August 2015, the U.S. military has experienced 38 hostile deaths, 28 non-hostile deaths and 295 troops wounded in action during Operation New Dawn.

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