posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 07:17 AM
Guardian Friday October 29, 2004 by Sarah Boseley, health editor
About 100,000 Iraqi civilians - half of them women and children - have died in Iraq since the invasion, mostly as a result of airstrikes by coalition
forces, according to the first reliable study of the death toll from Iraqi and US public health experts.
The study, which was carried out in 33 randomly-chosen neighbourhoods of Iraq representative of the entire population, shows that violence is now the
leading cause of death in Iraq. Before the invasion, most people died of heart attacks, stroke and chronic illness. The risk of a violent death is now
58 times higher than it was before the invasion.
Democracy and Freedom eh?
Yankees go home and take your Nato (minus Germany and France) lapdogs with you!
[edit on 29/10/2004 by Corinthas]