Casualties of The Iraq War

Casualties Of The Iraq War

Timelines

  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011

Phases

  • Invasion
  • Post-invasion insurgency
  • Civil war
  • Insurgency 2008-2011
    • US withdrawal violence
Battles and operations
of the Iraq War

Invasion (2003)

  • Umm Qasr
  • Al Faw
  • 1st Basra
  • Nasiriyah
  • Raid on Karbala
  • 1st Najaf
  • Northern Delay
  • Viking Hammer
  • Samawah
  • 1st Karbala
  • Al Kut
  • Hillah
  • Green Line
  • Karbala Gap
  • Baghdad
  • Debecka Pass
  • Kani Domlan Ridge

Post-invasion insurgency

  • Al Anbar
  • 1st Ramadan
  • Red Dawn
  • Spring 2004
  • 1st Fallujah
  • Sadr City
  • 1st Ramadi
  • Husaybah
  • 2nd Najaf
  • CIMIC-House
  • Samarra
  • 2nd Fallujah
  • Mosul
  • Lake Tharthar
  • Al Qaim
  • Hit
  • Haditha
  • Steel Curtain
  • Tal Afar
  • 2nd Ramadi
  • Together Forward
  • Diwaniya

Civil War

  • 2nd Ramadan
  • Sinbad
  • Amarah
  • Turki
  • Diyala
  • Haifa Street
  • Karbala Raid
  • 3rd Najaf
  • Imposing Law
  • U.K. bases
  • Black Eagle

Surge (2007)

  • Baghdad belts
  • Baqubah
  • Donkey Island
  • Shurta Nasir
  • Phantom Strike
  • 2nd Karbala
  • Phantom Phoenix

Insurgency (2008-2011)

  • 2008 Day of Ashura
  • Ninawa
  • Spring 2008
  • 2nd Basra
  • 2008 Al-Qaeda Offensive
  • Augurs of Prosperity
  • Abu Kamal

Drawdown

  • Palm Grove
Insurgent attacks of the
Iraq War

indicates attacks resulting in over 100 deaths
§ indicates the deadliest attack in the Iraq War
This list only includes major attacks.

2003
1st Baghdad
2nd Baghdad
Najaf
3rd Baghdad
1st Nasiriyah
1st Karbala
2004
Irbil
Ashoura
1st Basra
Mosul
4th Baghdad
5th Baghdad
Karbala-Najaf
1st Baqubah
Kufa
FOB Marez
2005
‡ 1st Al Hillah
‡ Musayyib
6th Baghdad
7th Baghdad
1st Balad
Khanaqin
2006
‡ Karbala-Ramadi
1st Samarra
8th Baghdad
9th Baghdad
‡ 10th Baghdad
2007
11th Baghdad
12th Baghdad
13th Baghdad
14th Baghdad
15th Baghdad
2nd Al Hillah
1st Tal Afar
16th Baghdad
17th Baghdad
2nd & 3rd Karbala
18th Baghdad
Makhmour
Abu Sayda
2nd Samarra
19th Baghdad
Amirli
1st Kirkuk
20th Baghdad
21st Baghdad
§ Qahtaniya
Amarah
2008
22nd Baghdad
2nd Balad
23rd Baghdad
4th Karbala
24th Baghdad
Karmah
2nd Baqubah
Dujail
Balad Ruz
2009
25th Baghdad
26th Baghdad
Baghdad-Muqdadiyah
Taza
27th Baghdad
2nd Kirkuk
2nd Tal Afar
28th Baghdad
29th Baghdad
30th Baghdad
2010
31st Baghdad
32nd Baghdad
3rd Baqubah
33rd Baghdad
34th Baghdad
35th Baghdad
1st Pan-Iraq
36th Baghdad
37th Baghdad
2nd Pan-Iraq
38th Baghdad
39th Baghdad
40th Baghdad
2011
41st Baghdad
3rd Pan-Iraq
Karbala-Baghdad
42nd Baghdad
Tikrit
3rd Al Hillah
3rd Samarra
Al Diwaniyah
Taji
4th Pan-Iraq
43rd Baghdad
4th Karbala
44th Baghdad
2nd Basra

Casualties of the conflict in Iraq since 2003 (beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and continuing with the ensuing occupation of Iraq, as well as the activities of the various armed groups operating in the country) have come in many forms, and the accuracy of the information available on different types of Iraq War casualties varies greatly.

The table below summarizes various estimates of the Iraqi casualty figures.

Source Casualties Time period
Iraq Family Health Survey 151,000 violent deaths March 2003 to June 2006
Lancet survey 601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths March 2003 to June 2006
Opinion Research Business survey 1,033,000 deaths as a result of the conflict March 2003 to August 2007
Associated Press 110,600 deaths March 2003 to April 2009
Iraq Body Count project 105,052–114,731 civilian deaths as a result of the conflict. Over 162,000 civilian and combatant deaths March 2003 to January 2012
WikiLeaks. Classified Iraq war logs 109,032 deaths including 66,081 civilian deaths. January 2004 to December 2009

For troops in the U.S.-led multinational coalition, the death toll is carefully tracked and updated daily, and the names and photographs of those killed in action as well as in accidents have been published widely. A total of 4,486 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2012. Regarding the Iraqis, however, information on both military and civilian casualties is both less precise and less consistent. Estimates of casualty levels are available from reporters on the scene, from officials of involved organizations, and from groups that summarize information on incidents reported in the news media.

The word "casualties" in its most general sense includes the injured as well as the dead. Accounts of the number of coalition wounded vary widely, partly because it is not obvious what should be counted: should only those injuries serious enough to put a soldier out of commission be included? Do illnesses or injuries caused by accidents count, or should the focus be restricted to wounds caused by hostile engagement? Sources using different definitions may arrive at very different numbers, and sometimes the precise definition is not clearly specified.

Read more about Casualties Of The Iraq War:  Overview. Iraqi Death Estimates By Source, Overview. Death Estimates By Group, Overview. Iraqi Injury Estimates By Source, Additional Statistics For The Iraq War, Iraqi Invasion Casualties, Iraqi Civilian Casualties, Iraqi Refugees Crisis, Non-Iraqi Civilian Casualties, Coalition Military Casualties, Iraqi Insurgent Casualties, Contractor Casualties, Iraqi Healthcare Deterioration, Most Iraqi Children Suffering From Psychological Symptoms, Total Iraqi Casualties, Undercounting

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