As of Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at least 2,757 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,198 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is five more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

The British military has reported 119 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, four; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, one death each.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ A soldier was killed Wednesday in Kirkuk province.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

Three Marines were killed Monday in Anbar province; all assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.:

_ Marine Sgt. Julian M. Arechaga, 23, Oceanside, N.Y.

_ Marine Lance Cpl. Jon E. Bowman, 21, Dubach, La.

_ Marine Pfc. Shelby J. Feniello, 25, Connellsville, Pa.

Four Marines were killed Sunday in Anbar province:

_ Marine Lance Cpl. Stephen F. Johnson, 20, Marietta, Ga.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

_ Marine Lance Cpl. Derek W. Jones, 21, Salem, Ore.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

_ Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Sandvick Monroe, 20, Chinook, Mont.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

_ Marine Capt. Robert M. Secher, 33, Germantown, Tenn.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

_ Marines Lance Cpl. John E. Hale, 20, Shreveport, La. and Cpl. Bradford H. Payne, 24, Montgomery, Ala.; killed Oct. 6 in Anbar province; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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