19 American troops lost their lives in May, 2008, but four of them died from non-hostile causes.
480 Iraqi civilians and security forces were killed as well. But this is the first month that these fatalities dropped below 500, and only in October, November and December, 2007 were these casulties below 600/month.
If this trend continues, it will be hard to hide even though some will try.
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