Friday, October 29, 2004

The Lancet estimates 100,000 Iraqi civilian deaths

(Link requires registration, again, use Bugmenot). An article in the influential medical journal The Lancet estimates that the war in Iraq has produced an excess mortality of 100,000 civilians. The estimates are the highest yet, but the journal editors have said that these are only conservative estimates. and that civilian casualties could be higher. The study is peer-reviewed. The summary states: "Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq."

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