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4000 US Soldiers Killed In Iraq

Us Deaths Pass Four Thousand

First Posted: 03/31/08 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:30 PM ET

The death toll for U.S. solders in Iraq has reached 4000:

The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters its sixth year.

The American deaths occurred Sunday, the same day rockets and mortars pounded the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad and a wave of attacks left at least 61 Iraqis dead nationwide.

Watch CNN's veteran Iraq correspondent Michael Ware discuss the grim milestone, moments after the news crossed the wires:

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