Monday, December 01, 2008

Key Figures

Iraq: Key figures since the war began


_October 2007: 170,000 at peak of troop buildup.

_November 2008: 146,000.

_Confirmed U.S. military deaths as of Dec. 1, 2008: At least 4,207.

_Confirmed U.S. military wounded (hostile) as of Nov. 28, 2008: 30,840.

_Confirmed U.S. military wounded (non-hostile, using medical air transport) as of Nov. 1, 2008: 34,618.

_U.S. military deaths for November 2008: 17

_Deaths of civilian employees of U.S. government contractors as of July 1, 2008: 1,229.

_Iraqi deaths in November from war-related violence: 360, the lowest number of civilian casualties reported in one month since the AP began tracking them in May 2005.

_Assassinated Iraqi academics as of Nov. 27, 2008: 408.

_Journalists killed on assignment as of Dec. 1, 2008: 135.


_Nearly $576 billion so far, according to the National Priorities Project.


_Prewar: 2.58 million barrels per day.

_Nov. 16, 2008: 2.40 million barrels per day.


_Prewar nationwide: 3,958 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 4-8.

_Nov. 18, 2008 nationwide: 4,880 megawatts. Hours per day: 14.8.

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

_Nov. 18, 2008 Baghdad: Megawatts not available. Hours per day: 17.0.

Note: Current Baghdad megawatt figures are no longer reported by the U.S. State Department's Iraq Weekly Status Report.


_Prewar land lines: 833,000.

_Oct. 2, 2008: 1,300,000.

_Prewar cell phones: 80,000.

_Oct. 2, 2008: 13.4 million.


_Prewar: 12.9 million people had potable water.

_Oct. 2, 2008: 20.9 million people have potable water.


_Prewar: 6.2 million people served.

_Oct. 2, 2008: 11.3 million people served.


_Nov. 27, 2008: At least 2.4 million people are currently displaced inside Iraq. However, more than 140,000 Iraqis returned to their homes between June and October of this year, most of them internally displaced people, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


_Prewar: 500,000 Iraqis living abroad.

_Nov. 27, 2008: Close to 2 million mainly in Syria and Jordan.

All figures are the most recent available.
Sources: The Associated Press, State Department, Defense Department, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, The Brookings Institution, Refugees International, International Organization for Migration, Committee to Protect Journalists, National Priorities Project, The Brussels Tribunal, Department of Labor.

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

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