Friday, September 26, 2003

Over 1,500 violent civilian deaths in occupied Baghdad

politics > iraq > killings
"From April 14th to 31st August, 2,846 violent deaths were recorded by the Baghdad city morgue. When corrected for pre-war death rates in the city a total of at least 1,519 excess violent deaths in Baghdad emerges from reports based on the morgue's records."
Note that this number is excess deaths, that is 1500 more than under Saddam and sanctions last year.
Related: The Guardian's memorial and obituary pages for those killed in the recent war; and Regular Everyday People, attempts to show the human face of those "ungrateful Iraqis".

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