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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Saturday, August 09, 2003
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Iraqi Civilians Pay The Heaviest Price

On a serious note, PatK over at Lunville directs us to this sobering report:

Around 20,000 civilians were wounded in the Iraq war and the U.S.-British occupiers are ignoring their suffering, a research group says in what it terms the first study of the conflict's casualty toll.

"The maimed civilians of Iraq have been brushed under the carpet," the Iraq Body Count (IBC) said on Thursday.

For those of you keeping score at home:

20,000 Iraqi civilians wounded
7800 Iraqi civilians killed
10,000* Iraqi soldiers killed
4000 "Coalition" soldiers wounded
300 "Coalition" soldiers killed

Indeed, Iraq is not safe for anybody.

Peace out,

* This figure is speculative and based on estimates I saw during "major combat operations". No idea on how many wounded. All I know is with all the clusterbombs, firebombs and JDAMs dropped on the poor bastards, casualties have got to be high.

[Update: The UK's Independent has an article entitled Iraq: 100 days of 'peace'. It provides perspective from a lot of walks of life. Also includes a tally of various things at the end, including casualties. One item that leaped out at me: 15 to 25 civilians shot dead daily in Baghdad.] 

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