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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:29 PM
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Exact Death Toll of Iraqis Remains Murky

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Three years into the war, one grim measure of its impact on Iraqis can be seen at Baghdad's morgue: There, the staff has photographed and catalogued more than 24,000 bodies from the Baghdad area alone since 2003, almost all killed in violence. Despite such snapshots, the overall number of Iraqi civilians and soldiers killed since the U.S.-led invasion in spring 2003 remains murky. Bloodshed has worsened each year, pushing the Iraqi death toll into the tens of thousands. But no one knows the exact toll.

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/iraq
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:44 PM
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1. We will never know the number of Iraqi casualties with any
certitude because our government does not think that it's important enough to keep track of. The always low ball the figure, but I put a lot more trust in other sources. Much info here:

http://www.brookings.edu/fp/saban/iraq/index.pdf

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