As of Thursday, at least 2,736 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,176 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

The AP count is seven more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m.

The British military has reported 119 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, five; El Salvador, four; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, one death each.

The latest deaths reported by the military:

• No deaths reported.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

• Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Isshak, 25, Alta Loma, Calif.; killed Tuesday by small-arms fire near Kirkuk; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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