Chilcot report: How many UK soldiers died in Iraq? And at what cost? The war in numbers

Billions of pounds. Thousands of lives. One potentially explosive report several years in the making

Richard Askwith@richardaskwith
Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:57
The Iraq War in Numbers

For seven years the nation has awaited the publication of the Chilcot report on Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War. On Wednesday, the report will finally see the light of day.

Here, we look at some of the numbers behind the conflict that have come to define its legacy.

179 - Deaths of UK servicemen and women

Honor guards carry the coffin of Gunner Samuela Vanua at RAF Brize Norton Airfield September 2006 in Oxfordshire 

4,488 - US military deaths

A military honor guard folds the the American Flag a top the casket of US Army Specialist Daniel Agami of the 1st Infantry Division as he is laid to rest at Star of David Memorial Gardens June 26, 2007 in North Lauderdale, Florida

139 - Other Coalition military deaths

Italian carabinieri carry a flag draped coffin of their slain comrade during a November 15, 2003

134,000 - Lower estimate of Iraqi civilian deaths (Iraq Body Count identifies at least 160,400; The Lancet estimates 600,000)

Iraqi relatives carry the body of two family members, Zamil Jemeel and his wife Amel Dhary after a shooting incident at a roadblock on September 27, 2003 in Zedan, Iraq. US soldiers fired at on a vehicle during the night on September 26 at a roadblock in Fallujah.

£9.6bn - Cost to UK of operations in Iraq

Mothers Theresa Evans (L) and Anne Lawrence meet for the first time and console each other after finding the names of their sons inscribed on the wall of the Armed Forces Memorial and discovering their sons had both died within 24 hours each other in Iraq, 12 October, 2007

3.9m - Iraqi refugees since 2003 (of whom 2m fled the country and 1.9 million were displaced within Iraq)

Refugees flee Mosul

3 - Official UK inquiries so far relating to the conflict: Lord Hutton's in 2003; Lord Butler's in 2004; and Sir John Chilcot's (2009-2011)

Sir John Chilcot will deliver his report on 6 July 

129 - Witnesses called to give evidence to the Chilcot inquiry

Tony Blair is seen on a television monitor inside the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre giving evidence at the Iraq Inquiry on January 29, 2010 in London, England

£9m - Cost of the Chilcot inquiry so far

All eyes will be on how the report treats Mr Blair 

5 - Members of the Chilcot inquiry committee (one of whom, Sir Martin Gilbert, died in February 2015)

Sir John Chilcot

7 - Years since the Chilcot inquiry began

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