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31. US death toll in Iraq hits 2,000 (AFP reporting on CNN)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051025/ts_afp/iraq_051025... ;_ylt=AvRHt5JyvWRKHe_eBNEpMwuFOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

US death toll in Iraq hits 2,000
BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US death toll in Iraq reportedly hit 2,000 amid a sharp spike in violence that killed 14 Iraqis as the nation awaited results of a key vote on a charter aimed at curbing sectarian violence.

The US network CNN, quoting Pentagon sources, reported Tuesday that the number of soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq had reached 2,000 with the deaths of two more soldiers, a toll likely to add pressure on the US administration over its role in the violence-wracked country.

For the first time, a majority of Americans believe the Iraq war was the "wrong thing to do", according to a poll published in The Wall Street Journal.

Ten people were killed in a string of bombings in the Kurdish stronghold of Sulaimaniyah in northern Iraq, while another four were killed in Baghdad, the day after a spectacular bombing blitz on hotels housing international reporters and contractors killed 17.<snip>


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While Cnn reports 2000 dead - 320 mercenary "private guards" also dead
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but note the reports below:
http://icasualties.org/oif /
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051025/ts_nm/iraq_referend... ;_ylt=A9G_RxWTH15D9wEAPiZX6GMA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051025/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq... ;_ylt=A9G_RxWTH15D9wEAPyZX6GMA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl
all say 1999 dead this morning - as listed out at DOD.
U.S. Deaths Confirmed By The DoD: 1990
Reported U.S. Deaths Pending DoD Confirmation: 9
Total 1999
DoD Confirmation List
Latest Coalition Fatality: Oct 23, 2005

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http://www.iraqbodycount.net /
Meanwhile the above reports 26690 min to 30051 max in their worldwide update of reported civilian deaths in the Iraq war and occupation in their incident by incident data base (out os 110,000 "excess deaths in population total" due to Iraq war.
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And we are well over 30,000 military causality fight persons out of Iraq - some of whom died - but who are not "Iraq" deaths.
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Other Coalition Troops dead 198
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan 242
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http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/10/10/2_000/inde...

2,000 dead? Who cares?
Why is the country so oblivious to the Iraq war's casualties?
By Mark Benjamin<snip>

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http://www.mfso.org/article.php?id=411

On the Occasion of the 2,000th U.S. Troop Death in Iraq, Gold Star and Military Families Mourn and Speak Out: Bring Them Home Now: FAMILIES AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW

Available for Interview: Families of deployed and fallen soldiers from Iraq War

NATIONWIDE On the eve of the next horrific milestone, the 2,000th troop death in Iraq, families with loved ones who are serving in Iraq, families whose loved ones were killed in Iraq and families whose loved ones may deploy or re-deploy are calling on the Bush Administration, Congress and decision-makers at all levels to honor the fallen and prevent future deaths by ending the occupation of Iraq, bringing our troops home now and taking care of them when they get here.

These families, members of Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) and of Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP), are asking local, state, and national politicians to speak out against the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Two and one-half years after the war began, the violence continues to escalate, with almost three U.S. servicemen and women (on average) dying each day, along with countless Iraqi children, women and men.

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http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=11&q=http://www.af...
Call for Peace Upon 2000th US Death in Iraq | AfterDowningStreet.org
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