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The Iraq Index

26 million

Population of Iraq

5,000

Estimated number of insurgents in November 2003

16,000

Estimated number of insurgents in May 2005

150,000

Total number of U.S. troops in May 2003

135,000

Total number of U.S. troops in June 2005

74

Number of U.S. troops killed in April 2003

76

Number of U.S. troops killed in June 2005

16

Average number of hours of electricity available each day in March 2004

9.4

Average number of hours of electricity available each day in June 2005

.6 percent

Rate of inflation in July 2004

11.4 percent

Rate of inflation in February 2005

4,500

Estimated prewar number of Internet subscribers

147,076

Estimated number of Internet subscribers in March 2005

0

Number of independent newspapers and magazines prewar

170

Number of independent newspapers and magazines in May 2005

.1

Typical length of gas lines in miles, July 2003

1

Typical length of gas lines in miles, January 2005

17

Percentage of Iraqis who said they support Coalition forces in August 2004

23

Percentage of Iraqis who said they support Coalition forces in February 2005

18

Number of car bombs in June 2004

135

Number of car bombs in May 2005

16

Number of daily attacks by insurgents in July 2002

70

Number of daily attacks by insurgents in May 2005

137

Number of U.S. troops killed before Bush declared an end to major combat operations on May 1, 2003

1,607

Number of U.S. troops killed after Bush declared an end to major combat operations

67.7

Percentage of Iraqis who say they are hopeful for the future

Source: Brookings

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