FOI reveals the true cost of war

The number of British troops flown back to the UK from Iraq with serious injuries is now nearly 800. Previously, the Ministry of Defence only disclosed the death toll and the Government has taken no steps to publicise the numbers wounded in the conflict. However, The Times has requested these details from the government and stated "the Freedom of Information Act is now obliging it to be more open".

The MoD’s figures show that 790 personnel have come back from Iraq after being injured in hostile attacks, accidents or other incidents. The total is more than ten times the number of deaths — 73 — since the military campaign began in February 2003. The number of US troops wounded in Iraq to date is 10,372, with 1,375 killed.

Toll of British wounded in Iraq war reaches 800 (The Times, 18 January 2005)