US military marks first month with no troop deaths in Iraq war

' BAGHDAD — August marked the first month since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of
Iraq that no American forces have died, according to an Associated Press tally.
Figures compiled by the AP show that no American forces died in Iraq in August
either in combat or non-combat related situations, a significant achievement in
a conflict that has claimed the lives of 4,474 American service members since it
began. All American forces are supposed to leave Iraq by December of this year,
but U.S'