Iraq by the numbers:
_Number of U.S. troops who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan: 1,459,902
_Number of U.S. troops who have died in Iraq: 3,006
_Number of U.S. troops wounded as of December 2006: 22,834
_Private contractors killed in Iraq since March 19, 2003: 377 (incomplete)
_Number of Iraqi deaths, January-October 2006, according to the United Nations: 28,076
_Number of U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers and police: 323,000
_Number of Iraqi refugees living abroad, November 2006: 1.8 million
_Estimated number of insurgents and militia members, November 2003: 5,000
_Estimated number of insurgents and militia members, October 2006: 20,000-30,000
_Defense Department costs in Iraq since March 19, 2003 (does not include reconstruction aid): $257.5 billion
_Average number of daily attacks, October 2006: 180
_Annual number of Iraqi births, 2005: 978,000
_Iraqi infant mortality (under 1) in 1990: 40,000.
_Iraqi infant mortality (under 1) in 2005: 102,000
_Crude oil production, prewar: 2.5 million barrels per day
_Crude oil production, November 2006: 2.15 million barrels per day
_Average hours of electricity per day, prewar: 4-8. In Baghdad: 16-24
_Average hours of electricity per day, December 2006: 9.2. In Baghdad: 7.3
_Number of Iraqi Internet subscribers, prewar: 4,500.
_Number of Iraqi Internet subscribers, August 2006: 197,310
Sources: Department of Defense, The Brookings Institution Iraq Index (www.brookings.edu/fp/saban/iraq/index.pdf), UNICEF, Government Accountability Office, icasualties.org, Committee to Protect Journalists
(Compiled by researcher Tish Wells.)
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