Civilian death toll in Iraq estimated at over 600,000
NCC notes Lancet study
Oct 31, 2006
A newly estimated civilian death toll of more than 600,000 Iraqis since the U.S.-led invasion confirms the fears of churches that opposed the war in 2003 and dramatically belies Washington’s estimates, said Bob Edgar, the top executive of the National Council of Churches.
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University—published October 11 by the Lancet, a British medical journal—arrived at the number for the war’s civilian deaths, which greatly exceeds the estimates by the Bush administration and the Pentagon.