The US military has released a tally finding nearly 77,000 Iraqis were killed from January 2004 to August 2008, a period that covers the bloodiest chapter of the seven-year war. In what is considered to be the military's most finely detailed release of data on Iraq war deaths, the figures were discreetly posted on US Central Command's website in late July. They were only reported by major news media outlets this week though. According to the count, 63,185 Iraqi civilians and 13,754 Iraqi security forces were killed during the period, which includes the height of sectarian violence that ravaged the country in 2006-2007. At least 121,649 Iraqi civilians and security forces were also wounded, it said, while 3,592 coalition troops were killed and 30,068 wounded.