6,421. 7/15/2005

“The Dossier of Civilian Casualties in Iraq, 2003-2005, published by Iraq Body Count in July 2005, shows 24,865 civilians killed, with women and children accounting for almost 20 per cent of civilian deaths. Thirty per cent of civilian deaths occurred in the invasion phase; post-invasion, the number of civilians killed was almost twice as high in year two (11,351) as in year one (6,215). US forces killed 37 per cent of civilian victims, post-invasion criminal violence accounted for 36 per cent of deaths and anti-occupation forces 9 per cent.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.] [Editor’s note: the author incorrectly identified the starting date of the Dossier as 2002.]

 – Clare Short, An Honourable Deception?, Page 293

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