How Many Dead?

How many Iraqi civilians have died as a result of Gulf War II? A new report published by the respected medical journal The Lancet claims that there have been 655,000 more deaths than there would have been otherwise, a figure that is an order of magnitude greater than other sources, and that also represents 2.5% of the entire population of Iraq:

Gilbert Burnham, Riyadh Lafta, Shannon Doocy, Les Roberts, Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey. Published Online October 11, 2006 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)69491-9

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