Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Iraqi survey: 128K killed in war

Here's word of an internal survey of Iraqis killed in the war, adding to the existing literature from Western outlets:

An Iraqi humanitarian organization is reporting that 128,000 Iraqis have been killed since the U.S. invasion began in March 2003.

Mafkarat al-Islam reported that chairman of the 'Iraqiyun humanitarian organization in Baghdad, Dr. Hatim al-'Alwani, said that the toll includes everyone who has been killed since that time, adding that 55 percent of those killed have been women and children aged 12 and under.