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Iraq War: By The Numbers


October 2007: 170,000 at peak of troop buildup.

March 2, 2009: 140,000


Confirmed U.S. military deaths as of March 2, 2009: At least 4,252.

Confirmed U.S. military wounded (hostile) as of Jan. 31, 2009: 31,010.

Confirmed U.S. military wounded (non-hostile, using medical air transport) as of Jan. 31, 2009: 35,841.

U.S. military deaths for February 2009: 16

Deaths of civilian employees of U.S. government contractors as of Sept. 30, 2008: 1,264.

Iraqi deaths in February 2009 from war-related violence: 283, the second lowest number of casualties reported in one full month since the AP began tracking this figure in April of 2005.

Assassinated Iraqi academics as of Feb. 16, 2009: 414.

Journalists killed on assignment as of March 2, 2009: 136.


Over $601 billion, according to the National Priorities Project. According to the Congressional Research Service, Congress has approved more than $657 billion so far for the Iraq war.


Prewar: 2.58 million barrels per day.

February 18, 2009: 2.30 million barrels per day.


Prewar nationwide: 3,958 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 4-8.

Feb. 10, 2009 nationwide: 5,550 megawatts. Hours per day: 14.3.

Prewar Baghdad: 2,500 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 16-24.

Feb. 10, 2009 Baghdad: Megawatts not available. Hours per day: 15.1.

Note: Current Baghdad megawatt figures are no longer reported by the U.S. State Department's Iraq Weekly Status Report.


Prewar land lines: 833,000.

Jan. 5, 2009: 1,300,000.

Prewar cell phones: 80,000.

Jan. 5, 2009: An estimated 14.7 million.


Prewar: 12.9 million people had potable water.

Jan. 15, 2009: 21.2 million people have potable water.


Prewar: 6.2 million people served.

Dec. 31, 2008: 11.3 million people served.


Nov. 27, 2008: At least 2.4 million people are currently displaced inside Iraq.


Prewar: 500,000 Iraqis living abroad.

Jan. 2009: Close to 2 million, mainly in Syria and Jordan.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced in late November that 50,000 Iraqi refugees had submitted for resettlement in the Middle East.

All figures are the most recent available.

Sources: The Associated Press, State Department, Defense Department, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, The Brookings Institution, Refugees International, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, International Organization for Migration, Committee to Protect Journalists, National Priorities Project, The Brussels Tribunal, Department of Labor, Congressional Research Service.

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