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GUEST,SJ BS: Pax Americana Kills More Iraqis (77* d) BS: Pax Americana Kills More Iraqis 30 Jan 05


As they say, the devil's in the details.

From Robert Fisk's Information Clearinghouse:

More Civilians Killed By coalition And Iraq Forces Than By Iraqi Resistance: Iraq's Ministry of Health:

In the six months ending 1 January 2005, 3,274 Iraqi civilians were killed. Of those deaths, 60% - 2,041 civilians - were killed by the coalition and Iraqi security forces. Insurgent attacks claimed 1,233 lives, and wounded 4,115 people, during the same period.

BBC obtains Iraq casualty figures

01/28/05 "BBC" -- Coalition troops and Iraqi security forces may be responsible for up to 60% of conflict-related civilian deaths in Iraq - far more than are killed by insurgents, confidential records obtained by the BBC's Panorama programme reveal.

Official figures, compiled by Iraq's Ministry of Health, break down deaths according to insurgent and coalition activity. They are usually available only to Iraqi cabinet ministers.

The data covers the period 1 July 2004 to 1 January 2005, and relates to all conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries recorded by Iraqi public hospitals. The figures exclude, where known, the deaths of insurgents.

The figures reveal that 3,274 Iraqi civilians were killed and 12,657 wounded in conflict-related violence during the period.

Of those deaths, 60% - 2,041 civilians - were killed by the coalition and Iraqi security forces. A further 8,542 were wounded by them.

Insurgent attacks claimed 1,233 lives, and wounded 4,115 people, during the same period.

Entire article can be read here.


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