Skip to comments.Does anyone know how many Iraqi millitary or police have been killed while fighting with us?
Posted on 01/28/2007 1:38:17 PM PST by cjmae
I just read a Reuters story about 250 insurgents being killed by Iraqi forces and during the attack a United States helicopter assisting the effort crashed with two soldiers being killed. It crossed my mind that with all of the fuss going on about weather or not we should be there or if the Iraqi's want us there that I don't believe I have ever heard of a body count of brave Iraqi military personell or police officers that have also died serving their country along with the coalition. I can only come to the conclusion that if things are as bad as it seems the media wants us to believe then the count would be few and the story would be told. Does anyone know?
Just watch NBC or read the NYT, I`m sure they will tell you.
I don't know the exact figures but it is far higher than ours. Maybe 8000 dead? Much maligned Pakistan has suffered the third worst casualty figures. Don't know how many our Afghan allies have lost. BTW, ARVN suffered twice or thrice our own casualty figures but they rarely received much credit.
Did I leave the iron on?
Why not ask your question on the active thread you referred to?
Many have been killed while recruits. Terrorist have targeted them to discourage others from joining.
I have no concrete numbers at hand, but aprox. double our casualty figures (which means more or less 6000).
Add: edpc makes an important point... many have been killed while standing in the cue to recruit. The numbers have to be split to see how many died while in duty/combat.
I think its ZERO, at least that's what the "news" tells me.
Might be here someplace: http://www.mnf-iraq.com/
Iraqi records keeping is still sketchy, there is not a snowballs chance in Hades that any branch of the media gives an obese rat's derriere how many Iraqi citizens have been killed.....so there are no numbers. I can only tell you "higher than American casualties, overall".
IL Senators Dickhead and Barack Hussein Obama says zero, the Iraqis are not making enough of a sacrifice, and they are not worth our help anyhow.
I'd say you're about right. Unfortunately not one so-caled "journalist" on the planet cares. It's been a real peeve of mine for the past three years. I b*tch at every opportunity but with no positive results, because reporters are too scared to leave their hotel rooms, generally.
"Just watch NBC or read the NYT, I`m sure they will tell you."
Has CNN taken the "How many Bush killed in this unjust war against the Democratic Country of Iraq under Saddam" tote board down?
It's impossible to tell because they dress and hide among the general population. That's why they are terrorists.
There have been numbers posted, but the problem was that they included hundreds of people who were on their way to enlist who were killed as the result of kidnappings and/or blown up on busses or were standing in line to sign up. Since a number of those people wouldn't have become policemen or soldiers, the numbers aren't accurate.
This is considered a reputable source. I couldn't get the link to come up just now.
The battle raged all day as US-backed Iraqi army units fought the previously unidentified group in orchards on the northern outskirts of Najaf.
Three Iraqi soldiers had reportedly died in the battle and 21 were injured.
The US military said two of its troops died when their helicopter was shot down, but did not confirm any of the Iraqi casualty figures.
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