Civilian death toll in Iraq estimated at over 600,000

NCC notes Lancet study
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.


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