Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Iraqi death toll from 2003-2011 war and subsequent conflict estimated at half a million


Public release date: 15-Oct-2013
Contact: Fiona Godwin
Public Library of Science

A scientific study calculating Iraqi deaths for almost the complete period of the US-led war and subsequent occupation published in PLOS Medicine this week reports that close to half a million Iraqi deaths are directly or indirectly attributable to the conflict. A team of researchers from Iraq and the US led by Amy Hagopian, of the University of Washington, conducted a survey in 2000 households across Iraq and used the data to estimate death rates for the two year-period before the war began in March 2003 and the subsequent years until mid-2011.


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