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Monday, 13 August 2007

Over 1 million Iraqi deaths since 2003

Nearly one million and a thousand Iraqi civilians have lost their lives since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The figure is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the US media, yet it is based on the only scientifically valid study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the US-led invasion of March 2003, according to

The estimate is a rough update of a scientific study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University last year, which concluded that 601,000 violent Iraqi deaths were attributable to the invasion as of July 2006. That study, published in The Lancet, relied on a cross-sectional cluster survey, the method used to estimate deaths around the world following natural and manmade disasters. Press TV