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Count of U.S. Dead in Iraq Moves Past 1,000

More than 1,000 U.S. service men and women have died in Iraq since the United States and its allies invaded last year, including two killed by separate bomb attacks Wednesday.

More than 7,000 soldiers have been wounded in action. Attacks on U.S. and allied forces in August averaged nearly 70 a day. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.