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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-05 12:43 AM
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International group of doctors blast official toll of Iraqi civilian dead
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Edited on Fri Mar-11-05 01:42 AM by NNN0LHI
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PARIS (AFP) - A group of top public-health physicians has branded the official toll of civilian dead from the Iraqi war as a serious underestimate and demanded an independent probe to establish the full casualty figures.


Their statement is published this Saturday in the weekly British Medical Journal (BMJ) as the second anniversary of the war looms on March 20.


It marks a fresh attempt by medical campaigners to establish the number of Iraqi civilian casualties after a rough estimate of 100,000 dead, made by epidemiologists last October, was brushed aside by the British government.


"Monitoring casualties is a humanitarian imperative," the statement said.


"Understanding the causes of death is a core public-health responsibility, nationally and internationally.


"Yet neither the public, nor we as public-health professionals, are able to obtain validated, reliable information about the extent of mortality and morbidity since the invasion of Iraq."

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I have read Hitler was not very keen on keeping track of those he murdered either.

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