1,886 Killed in Iraq in March as Violence Continues to Rise

Over 2,000 Others Wounded

Another month has come to an end, leaving a staggering number of people dead across Iraq. Antiwar.com figures show 1,886 killed and 2,186 wounded nationwide, with 1,063 of the dead civilians or security members, and 823 militants.

That was an increase over the 1,705 killed and 2,045 wounded in February, which was itself a significant rise over January’s figures, as fighting over the Anbar Province continues, unresolved but claiming enormous casualties.

The United Nations, as usual, tried to pass off a dramatic undercount as the “official” figures, claiming 592 killed in March, but not counting the Anbar Province at all.

Iraq’s “civilian and security” toll was 1,004, quite similar to the Antiwar.com figures, but they offered only incomplete figures on the Anbar operations, likely explaining the difference.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.