Iraq War in Numbers: 10th Anniversary

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
March 19, 2013 Updated: October 1, 2015

10th Anniversary of Iraq War: The war in Iraq that began on March 19, 2003 and officially ended in 2011, saw losses and gains debated upon by many. From death tolls to internally displaced persons the numbers associated with the war in Iraq show some of losses. 

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American soldiers bow their heads in prayer during a casing ceremony where the United States Forces- Iraq flag was retired, signifying the departure of United States troops from Iraq, at the former Sather Air Base on Dec. 15, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Length of war: 8 years, 9 months, 12 days

Department of Defense: 
Number of American soldiers killed: 4,475
Number of American soldiers wounded: 32,226

American Forces Press Service: 
Number of Americans who fought in the war: More than 1.5 million

United Nations Refugee Agency Sept. 2012 report:
Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq: 1,332,382 million
Stateless Persons in Iraq: About 120,000

United Nations: 
Number of Iraqis currently in danger from chemical pollution and unexploded weapons from years of conflict: 1.6 million.

Congressional Research Service: 

Total U.S. funding for Iraq War: Approximately $806 billion

Brookings Institute Iraq Index: 
Iraqi Civilian Fatalities in 2012: 531
Iraqi Civilian Fatalities in 2006: 34,500
Total Iraqi Civilian Fatalities from 2003–2011: 115,878
Size of Iraqi Security Forces on Duty as of 2011: 670,000
Total Iraqi Military and Police Killed From June 2003–2012: 10,819

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.