The American military death toll in Iraq reached 610 on Sunday with the reports that seven U.S. soldiers died in fighting in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, two Marines died in dangerous Anbar province and that one soldier was killed near Najaf.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Web site listed 598 deaths as of Friday.
The British military has reported 58 deaths; Italy, 17; Spain, eight; Bulgaria, five; Ukraine, three; Thailand, two; Denmark, Estonia, Poland and El Salvador each have reported one.
Since May 1, when President Bush declared an end to major combat, 471 U.S. soldiers have died — 310 as a result of hostile action and 161 of non-hostile causes.
Since the start of military operations, 2,988 U.S. service members have been injured as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s figures as of Friday.