Monday, November 17, 2003

For the Record, Iraqi death toll ~ 13K

Back In Iraq 2.0: "Study: Between 11,000 and 15,000 killed in Iraq
Between 11,000 and 15,000 Iraqis died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, with 30 percent, or between 3,200 and 4,300 people, being civilian noncombatants, according to a new study from the Project on Defense Alternatives, a Boston-based think tank. The percentage of noncombatant deaths is almost twice that of the 1991 Gulf War.
The study looks at the period from March 19 to May 1, when President George W. Bush declared пїЅmajor combat operationsпїЅ to be over, and finds that:
Approximately 201 coalition troops, of which 148 were American, died in Operation Iraqi Freedom; and

between 11,000 and 15,000 Iraqis died, with about 30 percent (3,200 to 4,300) being noncombatant civilians who did not take up arms against Coalition troops."

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