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    Key figures about Iraq since the war began

    Key figures about Iraq since the war began in March 2003


    _Confirmed U.S. military deaths as of Aug. 1, 2007: 3,647

    _Confirmed U.S. military wounded as of August 1, 2007: 27,104

    _U.S. military deaths for July 2007: 77
    Confirmed al Qaeda killed over 6,000

    _Deaths of civilian employees of U.S. government contractors as of June 30, 2007: 1,001

    _Iraqi civilian deaths: Estimated at more than 66,000, with one controversial study last year contending there were as many as 655,000. According to Associated Press figures, there have been at least 2,024 Iraqi deaths in July 2007.

    _Assassinated Iraqi academics: 327.

    _Journalists killed on assignment: 112.


    _Stepped-up military operations are costing about $12 billion a month, with Iraq accounting for $10 billion per month, according to U.S. congressional analysis.

    _Total cost to the U.S. government so far is more than $447 billion. A January 2007 study by Linda Bilmes of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government put the total projected cost of providing medical care and disability benefits to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan at $350 billion to $700 billion.


    _Prewar: 2.58 million barrels per day.

    _July 22, 2007: 2.06 million barrels per day.


    _Prewar nationwide: 3,958 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): four to eight.

    _June 30, 2007, nationwide: 4,230 megawatts. Hours per day: not available.

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

    _June 30, 2007, Baghdad: Megawatts not available. Hours per day: 8.1.

    _Note: Current Baghdad megawatt and hours per day figures and current nationwide hours per day figures are no longer reported by the U.S. State Department's Iraq Weekly Status Report.


    _Prewar land lines: 833,000.

    _March 13, 2007: 1,111,000.

    _Prewar cell phones: 80,000.

    _March 13, 2007: 8,720,038.


    _Prewar: 12.9 million people had potable water.

    _June 30, 2007: 15.4 million people have potable water.


    _Prewar: 6.2 million people served.

    _June 30, 2007: 11.5 million people served.


    _July 19, 2007: Approximately 2 million people. An estimated 750,000 have been internally displaced since the beginning of 2006. Displacement continues at a rate of about 100,000 a month.


    _Prewar: 500,000 Iraqis living abroad.

    _July 30, 2007: More than 2 million in neighboring countries.


    Sources: The Associated Press, State Department, Defense Department, Department of Energy, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, The Brookings Institution, Iraq Body Count, The Lancet, Iraqi ministries of health and education, U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, U.N. High Commission for Refugees, Committee to Protect Journalists, Harvard University, Economist Intelligence Unit, National Priorities Project, International Telecommunication Union, The Brussels Tribunal, USAID.


    AP researchers Julie Reed and Rhonda Shafner in New York compiled this report.

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