Monday, October 30, 2006


US troops in Iraq set a tragic benchmark this weekend.

The death toll for US troops in Iraq hit 100 Sunday -- making it the deadliest month for American forces there since January, 2005.

Overall, it's the fourth deadliest month since the start of the war in 2003.

Deadliest months in Iraq so far:
  • November, 2004: 137
  • April, 2004: 135
  • January, 2005: 107
  • October, 2006: 100* (as of Sunday, October 29)
The 100th death this month was a Marine -- as yet unidentified -- killed in action in the Anbar Province. (NYT, Photo from NYT Photo Essay)

[Click on Photo to View NYT Photo Essay]

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