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    Iraqi civilians

    Sami Mikhael Amin Al Shammas, 69
    My dad was killed in the war on April 7. During the first days of war we were able to phone frequently and we begged my dad to leave. He told us that he would rather die in his own house than anywhere else. It was as if he had a feeling that something would happen.

    Abu Hassan, 48
    Abu worked in a restaurant at the Nasser restaurant on Abu Taleb Street in Baghdad. He was making lunch for customers with Malek Hammoud when a missile hit the westbound carriageway. Both men were killed.

    Ali Hamdani, 20, Hussein Hamdani, 18, Mohamed Hamdani, 9
    The three Hamdani brothers were killed in an explosion in a market in the Shu'ala area of Baghdad on March 30.

    Ali Nasaf, 6
    Ali Nasaf, was killed in a missile attack on the Bab al Muadan telephone exchange in Baghdad on March 31. His mother, Lamia, 31, told the Daily Mail: "Even the doctors and nurses cried when he died. They remember him as the boy who played football in the streets and always laughed."

    Ali, 20, Hussein, 18 and Mohammad Abed, 11
    Three sons of Sumaya Abed were killed by shrapnel in their home in al-Shula, a Shia neighbourhood in Baghdad, on March 29. Sumaya was pregnant with the 11-year-old during the 1991 Gulf war.

    Karar Khodier, 11
    The son of Arouba Khodier, Karar died outside his house in al-Shula, a Shia neighbourhood in Baghdad, on March 29.

    Malek Hammoud, 18
    Malek worked in a restaurant at the Nasser restaurant on Abu Taleb Street in Baghdad He was preparing lunch for customers when a missile landed, and destoyed the front of the cafe, killing him and Abu Hassan, 48.

    Mohammad Ahmed, 4
    Mohammad Ahmed was killed by shrapnel in Radwaniyeh, Baghdad, on April 2 in a missile attack. His three sisters, including Aisha, 8, brother, mother and father were all injured.

    Mohammed, 13, Mohaned, 18, and Akmed Abdul Hussein, 7
    The three boys died on March 31 in a missile or bomb attack in Al Amiin in the south of Baghdad, a modest residential area, heavily populated by families and children. One of the boys was killed as he was walking to his uncle's home on the street in front of one of the houses. Another was outside his home and the third was in a patio area.

    Shaza Shallum, 20
    The daughter of Hasna Shallum, Shaza was hit by shrapnel while walking with her baby and two relatives on March 29 in al-Shula, a Shia Muslim neighbourhood in Baghdad. Fatma, 6 months old, was found alive in her mother's arms.

    Abdul Majid al-Khoei, 40
    Wise and moderate Shia cleric murdered before he could contribute to the rebuilding of Iraq.

    Saman Hassan Hamid, 26
    Saman, who was killed on April 6, was on his way to see his grandmother when Iraqi soldiers started bombarding the frontline town of Kifri.

    Rowand Mohammed Suleiman, 8 months
    On April 11, Mohammed Suleiman, a 47-year-old engineer from Baghdad, lost his eight-month-old daughter Rowand after his son Seif brought home a device that he believes was an American cluster bomb.

    Mofaq Hamid, 46
    Mofaq's family were only able to find him because of a scratch on the side of his burnt-out car, hit by a missile at Jarl al-Sakhar, near Hillah, south of Baghdad.

    Samar Hussein, 13
    Samar, who died on March 29, lived in the village of Manaria in Iraq's Mohammedia district, a lowland area about 30 miles south of Baghdad.

    Wael Sabah, Noor Sabah, 12, Abdel Khader, 10
    Wael lived in Baladiyat, an eastern suburb of Baghdad, with her daughter Noor and son Abdel. On April 9 a missile from a low-flying fighter plane hit their home, killing Noor and Abdel instantly.

    Nadia Khalaf, 33
    Nadia Khalaf, who died on April 5, was one of two sisters from a working-class family who had become academics. Nadia had recently completed a PhD in psychology and was looking for a job.

    Fatehah Abdullah, 8
    Fatehah was part of an extended family of farmers based around her uncle's home near Diala Bridge, a suburb of Baghdad.

    Abas Khalid Hussein, 2
    Abas, who died of gunshot wounds on April 7, was born in 2001 to a Shia family in their busy, child-filled home in the Baghdad district of Bayaa.

    Wadhar Handi, 34, and Bashi Handi, 28
    The Handi brothers ran a tannery in Saidya, south Baghdad, along with their older brother Ali. Bashi was single, and Wadhar was married in January this year.

    Mahmoud Nasib Said, 50
    Mahmoud, who died of gunshot wounds and burns on April 10, was born in 1953, in Adhmiya, Baghdad. His father Nasib was the chief of police in Baghdad, but when he died in 1963 the family's fortunes took a sharp turn for the worse.

    Mohammed al-Awrawi, 35
    Mohammed stayed on in Baghdad after his family and relatives fled the city for the countryside. He left to join them on the day of the first US incursion, on April 5. His family said he was travelling alone and unarmed. He was approaching a bridge over the Tigris at about 3pm when a US tank opened fire.

    Marwa, 11, Tabarek, 8, and Safia Abbas, 5
    Marwa, Tabarek and Safia, who were confirmed dead on April 13, lived in the Baghdad suburb of Awa, a working-class area inhabited mainly by poor Shias.

    Karaih Hamoodi, 70
    Karaih, who died on April 5 from a missile that landed on her home, was the matriarch of the Hamoodis' extended family, a respected clan of professionals from Basra.

    Wissam Hamoodi, 41
    Wissam, the youngest of Karaih and Abid Hamoodi's six sons, was his mother's favourite. He still lived at the family home at the time of his death on April 5, but was preparing for his marriage to Maiada, a doctor he had met through friends.

    Ihab Hamoodi, 32
    Ihab, who died alongside nine members of her family on April 5, qualified in January as a consultant gynaecologist. A lifelong resident of Basra, she worked at Basra teaching hospital.

    Zainab Hamoodi, 18
    Zainab, who died on April 5 alongside her sister Zina and two of her three brothers, was the eldest daughter of Akram Abid Hassan Hamoodi, a consultant senior surgeon and director at Basra teaching hospital, and Sally Hamoodi, a housewife.

    Zain Al-Abideen Hamoodi, 17
    Zain, who died on April 5, was the eldest son of Akram and Sally Hamoodi, and he felt that he had to live up to the standards set by his father.

    Moustafa Akram Hamoodi, 13
    Moustafa, who died on April 5 alongside his brother Zain and his sisters Ihab and Zina, was known as the second genius of the family, the first being Zain.

    Hassan Ayad Hamoodi, 9
    Hassan, who died on April 5, was the second son of Ayaad Abid Hassan, an oil engineer, and his wife Fatamah. His nickname was the Small Controller.

    Zina Akram Hamoodi, 12
    Zina, who died on April 5 alongside her brothers Zain and Moustafa and her sister Ihab, was the beauty of the family.

    Noor Al-Huda Saad, 4 months
    Noor was the only child of her mother Ihab, who also died in the missile attack on the Hamoodi's family home on April 5.

    Amaar Al-Huda Saad, 3
    The second youngest of the Hamoodis' many grandchildren, Amaar was the most spoilt and most charming of all the children who spent their time in the huge, airy family house in Basra.

    Waleed Khalifa Hassan Al-Dulami, 31
    Waleed was a United Nations employee working on a temporary basis as a translator for Boston Globe journalist Elizabeth Neuffer. They were both killed in a car accident on May 9 when their vehicle hit a railing near Samarra, a northern Iraqi town between Baghdad and Tikrit.

    Iraqi army

    Assad Abdul Hussein, 20
    Assad's family said he was too poor to pay the bribes to his officers that might have secured him a safer posting and avoided him being sent up to Iraq's northern frontline, where he eventually died.

    Salah Youssof Mahdi, 46
    Salah's family remember him for his sense of honour. As a member of a tribe close to Saddam and an officer in an army in which corruption was commonplace, he could have made himself very rich. He chose not to: he was one of the incorruptibles of the Iraqi army.

    Sadiq Haddam Salman, 36
    Sadiq, who died on March 24, had been a professional soldier in the Iraqi army for 17 years when he was killed at Doura on the outskirts of Baghdad.

    British army

    Stephen Allbutt, 35
    Stephen Allbutt was desperate to join the army as a young man. He'd left school at 16, done a few labouring jobs, but only had the one dream.

    Sapper Luke Allsopp, 24
    Allsopp, from north London, died on March 23 when British military vehicles were attacked in southern Iraq. Tony Blair claimed he was executed by the Iraqis, a charge that his family deny.

    Major Steve Ballard
    Ballard joined the Royal Marines in 1994, and was promoted to major in 2001. He and his wife Lucy were expecting their first child. He died of natural causes on March 30.

    Lance Corporal Shaun Brierley, 28
    Brierley, from West Yorkshire, was killed in a traffic accident in Kuwait on March 30. He was the father of a three-year-old son.

    Colour Sergeant John Cecil, 36
    Cecil, from Plymouth, died on March 21 when an American helicopter crashed in Kuwait. Eight Britons and four Americans were killed; there were no survivors. He leaves a widow and three children.

    David Clarke, 19
    Trooper David Clarke, who died on March 25, was a natural comedian. Friends and family will tell you he was a nutter who could make anyone laugh.

    Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, 36
    Cullingworth, from Essex, died with Allsopp after an attack on British military vehicles in southern Iraq on March 23. Tony Blair later claimed that both were executed by the Iraqis. He leaves a wife and two sons.

    Lance Bombardier Llywelyn Evans, 24
    Evans, from Llandudno, died on March 21 when an American helicopter crashed in Kuwait. "Welly", as he was known to his friends, had been in the army since 1996. His younger brother is serving in the same unit.

    Lieutenant Philip Green, 31
    Green, from Culdrose, Cornwall, died on March 22 when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the northern Gulf.

    Captain Philip Guy, 29
    Guy, from Bishopdale, North Yorkshire, died on March 21 when an American helicopter crashed in Kuwait. He leaves a widow and two young children.

    Sergeant Les Hehir, 34
    Hehir, from Poole, Dorset, died on March 21 when an American helicopter crashed in Kuwait. He was married, with two sons.

    Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull, 25
    Hull, from Windsor, died in a friendly fire incident on March 28. He leaves a widow, Susan.

    Private Andrew Kelly, 18
    Kelly, from Tavistock, died in an accident on May 6 in Iraq. A few days before he had phoned his mother and told her: "Don't worry about me, mum. Paras always go to heaven."

    Lieutenant Antony King, 35
    King, from Helston, Cornwall, died on March 22 when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the northern Gulf. The crash was not the result of enemy action. He joined the navy in 1987 and served on the Ark Royal during the last Gulf war. He leaves a widow, Sarah, and children David, 5, and Molly, 4.

    Lieutenant Marc Lawrence, 25
    Lawrence was fascinated by the sea from an early age. A keen sailor, diver and windsurfer, he decided to join the Royal Navy while at university at Plymouth. He died on March 22 when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the northern Gulf. He was engaged to Elaine Cleaver; they planned to marry next year.

    Marine Christopher Maddison, 24
    Maddison, from Guisborough, North Yorkshire, was killed on March 30 in an ambush by Iraqi forces south of Basra.

    Lance Corporal Ian Keith Malone, 28
    Malone, who was born in Dublin, joined the Irish Guards in 1997. He was killed on April 6 during fighting in Basra.

    Lance Corporal James McCue, 27
    McCue, from Paisley, died on April 30 after an explosion in southern Iraq.

    Staff Sergeant Chris Muir, 32
    Muir was killed on March 31 during an explosive ordnance disposal operation. He came from Romsey in Hampshire, and was married witha son.

    Sergeant Steven Roberts, 33
    Roberts, from Bradford, was killed in action near Al Zubayr, south west of Basra, on March 24. He was married, and had a child from a previous marriage.

    Operator mechanic Ian Seymour, 28
    Seymour, from Poole, Dorset, died with 11 others on March 21 when an American helicopter crashed in Kuwait. He was married with a son.

    Lance Corporal Karl Shearer, 24
    Shearer died in Iraq on April 1 when his Scimitar armoured vehicle overturned. He was married, with a three-year-old daughter.

    Lance Corporal Barry Stephen, 31
    Stephen, from Perth, was killed in action on March 24 while on operation near Al Zubayr in southern Iraq. He leaves a widow.

    Fusilier Kelan John Turrington, 18
    Turrington, from Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire, was killed by a booby trap on April 6 as British forces entered Basra.

    Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie, 25
    Wounded in the same incident that killed Shearer, Tweedie died in an Edinburgh hospital on April 22.

    Major Jason Ward, 34
    Major Jason Ward died, aged 34, in the Kuwaiti desert when the US helicopter he was travelling in crashed. Regarded as a friend, mucker and "an exceptional leader" by his collegues, he was among eight fellow servicemen from 3 Commando Brigade killed in the crash.

    Lieutenant Philip West, 32
    West lived in Budock Water, Cornwall, with his fiancee Nicky, a nurse. The couple were due to marry in August and had been converting a barn together. West, nicknamed Stretch because of his height (6ft 4in), died on March 22 when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the northern Gulf.

    Lieutenant James Williams, 28
    Williams, who joined the navy in 1999, died on March 22 when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the northern Gulf. He leaves a fiancee, Sarah.

    Lieutenant Andrew Wilson, 36
    Wilson died on March 22 when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the northern Gulf. He leaves a widow, Sarah.

    US soldiers

    Marine Major Jay T Aubin, 36
    Aubin, nicknamed Sweet Pea, was killed in a helicopter crash in Kuwait on March 21. He was stationed in Yuma, Arizona, where he lived with his wife, Rhonda Aubin, and their two children.

    Marine Private 1st Class Tamario Burkett, 21
    Burkett was the oldest of seven children and his letters home would include notes for each of his siblings, aged one to 18. He was killed in combat on March 23.

    Marine Corporal Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25
    Gonzalez died on April 14 when a refuelling truck collapsed on him. His wife is four months pregnant.

    Army Captain Russell B Rippetoe, 27
    Rippetoe was among soldiers killed on April 3 when a car exploded at a checkpoint in Iraq. They had approached the vehicle after a woman stepped out and screamed.

    Marine Lance Corporal William W White, 24
    White was due to leave the marines in February, but his discharge was delayed because of the war. He died on March 29 when his military vehicle rolled into a canal.

    Navy Lieutenant Nathan D White, 30
    "I feel I am trained and prepared for any mission or contingency," White emailed his family. His F/A-18C Hornet, was brought down on April 2.

    Army Private 1st Class Diego Fernando Rincon, 19
    Rincon, who moved to the US from Colombia at the age of five, told friends he enlisted to protect the country. "I believe God has a path for me," he wrote in his last letter to his mother. He died on March 29 in a suicide bombing attack.

    Army Private Brandon Sloan, 19
    Sloan dropped out of high school in his senior year to enlist in the army. He died on March 23 when a convoy he was in was ambushed.

    Army Reserve Specialist Brandon S Tobler, 19
    Tobler wanted to make the world a better place. "I feel that if I make a difference out here, I've done my part," he wrote in an email home. He was killed on March 22 in an accident during a sandstorm.

    Army Specialist Gregory P Sanders, 19
    Sanders, the son of a Navy sailor, began wearing combat fatigues at the age of 2. He was killed in sniper fire on March 24.

    Marine First Sergeant Edward Smith, 38
    Smith, a marine who also served as a reserve police officer in the US, told friends he planned to ride into Baghdad wearing his black SWAT team cap. On April 5 he died from combat wounds.

    Army Private 1st Class Lori Piestewa, 23
    Piestewa was a single mother of two and member of the Hopi tribe. She was also the first American servicewoman killed in the war, after her convoy was ambushed on March 23.

    Army Sergeant Todd James Robbins, 33
    During the first Gulf war, Robbins served in the navy. He died in combat on April 3. He is survived by his wife and 13-year-old son.

    Marine Corporal Randal Kent Rosacker, 21
    When Rosacker turned 18, he had a US flag tattooed on his arm and joined the marines. He died in combat on March 23.

    Army Private 1st Class Joseph P Mayek, 20
    Mayek's mother, Margaret McFadden, last spoke with him on March 16. "He was scared and nervous. And he couldn't stand the sand." He died on April 14 after being struck by an armour-piercing round from an infantry fighting vehicle.

    Army Specialist Donald Oaks, 20
    Oaks was killed in action in Iraq on April 3. His father remembers the last time he talked with his son. "He said, 'Dad, I'll never take anything for granted again. All I want to do is come home.'"

    Marine Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Menusa, 33
    Menusa intended to join the air force, but changed his mind after he saw girls swarming around a marine. He died in Iraq on March 27.

    Marine Lance Corporal Eric Orlowski, 26
    Orlowski was killed on March 22 in an accidental discharge of a machine gun. He had called his mother, stepfather and three-year-old daughter, Cameryn Lee, 10 hours before he died.

    Marine Staff Sergeant Donald C May Jr, 31
    May followed his parents into the military. He died on March 25 when his tank fell off a bridge. His wife is expecting their second child.

    Army Specialist Richard A Goward, 32
    Goward joined the Michigan National Guard after September 11. "He told me, 'If I can't protect my family, then who can?'" his wife Karen recalls. He died on April 14 in Iraq when his truck crashed.

    Marine Staff Sergeant Phillip Jordan, 42
    Jordan was killed on March 23 when marines were attacked by Iraqi troops who appeared to be surrendering.

    Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Vann Johnson Jr, 25
    Johnson was tending to injured colleagues on March 25 when he was hit by shrapnel and killed.

    Army Staff Sergeant Lincoln Hollinsaid, 27
    Hollinsaid caught the army bug when he was working for a construction company. He was driving a crane when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade on April 7.

    Army Staff Sergeant Terry Hemingway, 39
    Hemingway planned to retire later this year and spend more time with his wife and three children. He was killed on April 10 when a car next to one of his Bradley fighting vehicles exploded.

    Marine Lance Corporal Jose Gutierrez, 28
    An orphan who grew up on the streets in Guatemala, Gutierrrez went to the US in the mid-1990s, and found his way into Los Angeles County's foster care system. He joined up partly to repay the US. He died on March 21 in combat.

    Marine Corporal Jorge A Gonzalez, 20
    Gonzalez became a father on March 4. He learned about the birth of his son, Alonso, just days before he was killed in combat March 23.

    Chad Bales, 20
    Chad had a bright yellow Dodge pick-up, rigged up with a pair of bullhorns on the front so that you'd know he was in the vicinity - if, that is, you hadn't already heard the loud music he played on the vehicle's stereo system.

    Marine Staff Sergeant James Cawley, 41
    A former Mormon missionary, Cawley had been in the marines 12 years before he was killed in a firefight in Iraq on March 29.

    Marine Corporal Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25
    Gonzalez died on April 14 when a refuelling truck collapsed on him. His wife is four months pregnant.

    Marine Lance Corporal David K Fribley, 26
    Fribley was encouraged to join the Marines by the September 11 attacks. "Right now, I'm sure I'm where [God] wants me to be," he wrote to his parents. He was killed in action on March 23.

    Army Sergeant Wilbert Davis, 40
    Davis's wife and relatives tried to talk him out of going to the Middle East, but he believed strongly in the war. He was killed on April 3 when the Humvee he was travelling in crashed into a canal.

    Army Private 1st Class Michael Russell Creighton-Weldon, 20
    Creighton-Weldon followed in his mother's footsteps when he enlisted in the army last year. He was killed on March 29 when a car drove up to an army checkpoint and exploded.

    Kemaphoom Chanawongse, 22
    Kemaphoom Chanawongse, who died on March 23, was nine when he moved to the US from Thailand, and 22 when he shipped out to Kuwait as a marine corporal.


    Tariq Ayoub, 35
    Tariq Ayoub, an al-Jazeera cameraman in Baghdad, was killed when a US missile struck the Qatar-based TV station's office in Baghdad on April 8. The 35-year-old was seriously wounded in the bombing and died soon afterwards.

    David Bloom, 39
    The tireless reporting of David Bloom, who has died while covering the Iraq war, had marked him as a potential major star of American television.

    Veronica Cabrera, 28
    Veronica Cabrera, a 28-year-old freelance Argentinian camerawoman, was the first female journalist to be killed while covering the war in Iraq.

    Jose Couso, 37
    Jose Couso, a Spanish TV cameraman, was killed on April 8 when a US tank fired on the Baghdad hotel serving as a base for dozens of journalists.

    Kaveh Golestan, 52
    Prizewinning Iranian photojournalist who documented the Iranian revolution. He was working for the BBC. He died after stepping on a landmine while investigating an abandoned Iraqi fort in Kifri. He leaves a wife and a son.

    Michael Kelly, 46
    Former editor of Atlantic Monthly, he was a scourge of American liberalism.

    Christian Liebig, 35
    German journalist Christian Liebig was killed on April 7 when the US troops with whom he was embedded were fired on by Iraqi missiles.

    Terry Lloyd, 50
    Lloyd, an ITN journalist, was killed on April 23 while travelling to Basra. An experienced war correspondent, he was working outside the supervision of the coalition forces and was apparently fired on by coalition tanks. Tony Blair said he was "deeply saddened" by the news.

    Paul Moran, 39
    An Australian cameraman who worked for the ABC network, Paul Moran was killed by a suicide car bomb in northern Iraq on March 22.

    Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed, 25
    Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed, a 25-year-old BBC translator, was working near Mosul, in northern Iraq, with news reporter John Simpson.

    Elizabeth Neuffer, 46
    Boston Globe journalist Elizabeth Neuffer was killed in a car accident on May 9. She died when the vehicle in which she was a passenger hit a railing near Samarra, a northern Iraqi town between Baghdad and Tikrit.. Her translator, Waleed Khalifa Hassan Al-Dulami, also died.

    Julio Anguita Parrado, 32
    Julio Anguita Parrado, of Spanish newspaper El Mundo, was killed in an Iraqi missile attack on the US army base where he was working as an embedded journalist.

    Mario Podesta, 52
    Mario Podesta was killed in a car accident on the road from Jordan to Baghdad on April 14.

    Taras Protsyuk, 35
    Taras Protsyuk, a Reuters journalist from Ukraine, died instantly when a US tank shelled the Baghdad hotel where he was staying on April 8.

    Gaby Rado, 48
    A Channel 4 News foreign correspondent who reported with humanity and humility on pivotal moments in world affairs. His body was discovered in the car park of the Abu Sanaa hotel in Sulaimaniya, in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, by another journalist. It is thought he fell from the roof.

    Other nationalities

    Ahmad Walid al-Bath, 33
    Ahmad Walid al-Bath, a Jordanian taxi driver, became the first casualty of the war on March 20. He had stopped to make a phone call at a public telephone office when a missile hit it, killing him. He leaves a wife and a 10-month-old child.

    Sufian al Butayneh, 21
    Sufian was a student in his third year at the University of Mosul in northern Iraq. A Jordanian from the town of Irbid, he chose Mosul because it was cheaper there.

    Issam Hajjo, 23
    Issam Hajjo was the oldest of four children in a Palestinian family who lived in the sprawling refugee camp of Yarmouk, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

    Marine Sholto Hedenskog, 25
    Hedenskog, from South Africa, died on March 21 when an American helicopter crashed in Kuwait. Eleven others died in the same crash.

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