Over half a million dead

Iraqi Dead May Total 600,000, Study Says
By SABRINA TAVERNISE and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Published: October 11, 2006

BAGHDAD, Oct. 10 – A team of American and Iraqi public health

researchers has estimated that 600,000 civilians have died in violence across
Iraq since the 2003 American invasion, the highest estimate ever for the toll
of the war here.
The figure breaks down to about 15,000 violent deaths a month, a number that
is quadruple the one for July given by Iraqi government hospitals and the
morgue in Baghdad and published last month in a United Nations report in Iraq.
That month was the highest for Iraqi civilian deaths since the American invasion.

But it is an estimate and not a precise count, and researchers acknowledged

a margin of error that ranged from 426,369 to 793,663 deaths.

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