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Iraq and Afghanistan: Military Casualties

Volume 692: debated on Tuesday 5 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to include individuals categorised as “very seriously ill/injured/wounded” or “seriously ill/injured/wounded” in the casualty reporting figures for Iraq and Afghanistan; and what definition of illness they currently use to exclude these figures from casualty reporting. [HL3948]

The numbers of casualties classified as very seriously injured/wounded or seriously injured/wounded (battle and non-battle injuries) are specifically set out in the reported casualty figures for Afghanistan and Iraq and can be viewed on the MoD website at The number of casualties caused by disease and non-battle injury (DNBI) classified as very seriously ill/injured/wounded and seriously ill/injured/wounded are also collected and included in the totals for field hospital admissions. No types of illness are excluded.

These figures are published at pages:; and