LONDON - A survey of deaths in Iraqi households estimates that as many as 100,000 more people may have died throughout the country in the 18 months after the U.S. invasion than would be expected based on the death rate before the war.
There is no official figure for the number of Iraqis killed since the conflict began, but some non-governmental estimates range from 10,000 to 30,000. As of Wednesday, 1,081 U.S. servicemen had been killed, according to the U.S. Defense Department.
The scientists who wrote the report concede that the data they based their projections on were of "limited precision," because the quality of the information depends on the accuracy of the household interviews used for the study. The interviewers were Iraqi, most of them doctors.
The survey indicated violence accounted for most of the extra deaths seen since the invasion, and air strikes from coalition forces caused most of the violent deaths, the researchers wrote in the British-based journal. "Most individuals reportedly killed by coalition forces were women and children," they said.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
No, I can't imagine why the Iraqi's are so mad at America for "liberating" them: Household Survey Sees 100,000 Iraqi Deaths following Occupation. Of course, we don't officially count Iraqi civillian casualties. That would comply with the Geneva Convention and we just can't have that! Snips:
Posted by Mustang Sally at 11:30 AM