Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

New study puts the number of Iraqi dead at 655,000

In a study, using random samples taken from across the country rather than focusing on morgue body counts, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concluded that 655,000 Iraqis died “excessive deaths” since the US-led invasion in 2003. This figure is twenty times greater than estimates sponsored by the Bush administration. The study also concluded that of the 655,000 killed, 601,000 suffered violent deaths; the rest were attributed to disease and other causes.

See RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 10, No. 187, Part III, 11 October 2006, here.


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