Thursday, October 12, 2006

665,000 Iraqi Deaths Since 2003

In the headlines of all the newspapers this morning was the news published in The Lancet that an estimated 665,000 Iraqis have been killed since the start of the war in 2003

An estimated 655 000 more Iraqis have died as a consequence of the March 2003 military invasion of Iraq than would have been expected in a non-conflict situation, according to the Article.

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1 comment:

William said...

Iraqi deaths are of course at collossal levels. Can you do the sort of thing this report does - calculate an average and then extend that accross the whole country? Not really. For instance nobody (relatively) ever gets killed in the Kurdish North. There are hot spots for daily slaughter, like Baghdad and to a lesser degree Kirkuk. You can't allow the Baghdad figures to distort the national figures. Whole swathes of Iraq - the Ninevah Plane or instance - are safe. And equally, of course, whole swathes of Iraq are in complete anarchy.