Tuesday, July 12, 2005

39,000 Iraqis killed in fighting, new study finds

A new survey by the Swiss Graduate Institute of International Studies, which re-examines earlier research from the Lancet, approximates that 39,000 Iraqis have been killed "as a direct result of combat or armed violence since the U.S.-led invasion."

This follows on the controversial Lancet figure of 100k "excess deaths" from the war and the UN's calculations of total war dead in the region of 20-30k.