34% more Americans killed in Iraq during past 12 months than in previous 12 months

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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

According to USA Today report, U.S. Defense department numbers show that 882 U.S. troops died in the 12 months through June 30th, 2005. This is a 34.2% increase from 657 killed in the preceding 12 months.

This figure does not include those troops who died during transportation out of Iraq.

These figures come amidst rising concerns among American citizens, reflected by poll numbers, and their release by the Defense department is contemporaneous with Bush's recent speech rallying the war.