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An extra 30,000 US troops have been deployed in Iraq, mainly in and around the capital Baghdad, since the launch of the security drive or \"surge\" in February.
The BBC World Service is monitoring its effects, week by week, by looking at military casualty figures, the pressure on hospitals and quality of life for ordinary civilians.
The graphics and analysis are based on figures from the US and Iraqi authorities, Baghdad\'s hospitals and three families from different neighbourhoods in the capital.