655,000 Iraqis killed since US invasion


A new study by American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that there have been 665,000 excess deaths in Iraq since the U.S. invasion of 2003.

This study is the best scientific estimate of deaths attributable to the invasion. Instead of extrapolating the death toll from police reports or media coverage, Iraqi scientists fanned out over the country and asked people about the number of deaths in their household. All other methods for estimating the number the number of deaths in a war are poor substitutes for a large, randomized, door-to-door survey.

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