67 dead, seven PoWs in Iraq war: Pentagon
The United States has lost 67 troops in the US-led war on Iraq, 54 of them by "friendly fire," a Pentagon official said late on Friday.india Updated: Apr 05, 2003 08:31 IST
The United States has lost 67 troops in the US-led war on Iraq, 54 of them by "friendly fire," a Pentagon official said late on Friday.
The other 13 were killed in accidents or, in the case of two, in a grenade attack in a camp in Kuwait by another US soldier who has been charged with murder.
The Pentagon also acknowledged seven prisoners of war were being held.
Sixteen US troops are missing, a category, which often means it, has not been determined whether they have been killed or taken prisoner.
The Pentagon's latest casualty figure includes the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet jet shot down on Wednesday over Iraq who may have been hit by a US patriot missile, the US official said.