Iraq Body Count, a British non-governmental agency that tracks only confirmed deaths, released its estimate of war fatalities. They calculated that about 162,000 people were killed in violence that took place since the beginning of the war in 2003 until its formal end last month. At least 114,000 of those were civilians. The rest of the deaths include police, militia and military personnel.
Although 90 percent of the deaths occurred by 2009, since then, the casualty rate has been lower and relatively steady. However, this apparent stability began about the time that many journalists were leaving the country. Although it may only be a coincidence, the reduction of reporters made compiling figures even more difficult.
Also according to I.B.C., in the last year the number of deaths rose slightly but only by 83, from 3,976 to 4,059 fatalities. The worst attack, a coordinated bombing campaign against Shi’ite targets in Baghdad, occurred on Dec. 22 and left 74 people dead. U.S. forces had withdrawn from the country only days earlier, but when the Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility, they said the bloodshed was in support of Sunni prisoners.
I.B.C. has also said that supplementing its own original figure of 114,000 civilians by turning to the Wikileaks cables could add 15,000 more deaths. Another organization, Just Foreign Policy, has estimated that counting unreported deaths could bring the number of war fatalities to almost 1.5 million.
The height of the killings occurred during the sectarian violence in 2006 and 2007.
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I'm sure the death toll is FAR FAR higher than this. The Americans got their panties in a bunch when the Lancet came out with their report several years ago, which placed the death rate at nearly 700,000. The MSM dismisssed the Lancet report as "flawed and not credible" but interestingly, they had no problem siting the Lancet findings whenever they implicated enemy regimes.
I think the author of this piece is rather confused.
Is she mistaking these 162,000 deaths in Iraq for the NATO tally of mass murder in Libya?.
Easy to get confused as NATO moves from one illegal war to another, one slaughter and plunder to another.
Its Tuesday so it must be Iran sort of thing.
Or maybe she is taking her statistics from the same neo con NATO BS artist who gave the figure for the NATO deaths in Libya as being a few dozen.
Either way I don't know who she thinks she kidding.
There are some million or more dead Iraqis thanks to NATO, dead people who would be alive but for Blair and Bush, their cohorts and their lies and ultimately the zionists who brought down the world trade centre.
That doesn't include the half million Iraqi children who died as a result of NATO sanctions and which according to the war criminal Madeleine Albright 'was a price worth paying'.
The Americans won't hold these mass murderers to account – I just hope she has to explain that to her God.
In the meantime this is one harridan I hope will be tried before another war crimes trial somewhere on the planet even as an absentee. Another AskeNAZI?
I admire your candor by speaking truth to power…Thank You.
"GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THE ZIONIST.
Sooner or later each MURDEROR will face the ALL MIGHTY in the Judgment Day. There, they will wish to return to earth and do GOOD. ALAS. You had your chance during the earthy days. God the ALL MIGHTY forbade opression upon HIMSELF. Therefor, HE forbade it upon his creatures whether they are mankind, jins or animals. The oppressores are the followers od SATAN (SHAITAN). They sold the life after for a few earthly $$$. forgetting the earthly days are temporary , while the life after is eternal when we all resurrect to face the ALL MIGHTY creator. Opressors wil face eternal torture with no DEATH, while the oppressed will win eternally. I am so pleased not to be among the first category.
But I would rather they faced it in this world.
One report came in-over 1 million widows, countless millions fatherless children in Iraq . im wondering if Saddam/sons are included inthe bogus tally
“Iraq Body Count, a British non-governmental agency that tracks only confirmed deaths, released its estimate of war fatalities.”
This is the stupidest statement I’ve ever heard. They say they track ONLY CONFIRMED DEATHS. If it’s confirmed, then why do you have to estimate, idiot?
Additionally the motherfucker Brits are lying. The number of deaths is probably in millions.
Wrong by a factor of 10. No one wants to admit that our 'benevolent' invasion killed 10x times the Iraqis that Saddam killed in the decades of his rule – within the first year.
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