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Iraq Death Toll in Third Year of Occupation is Highest Yet


The civilian death toll has risen inexorably for the entire duration

of the US-led military presence in Iraq following the initial

invasion. That is the grim reality uncovered by ongoing tracking of

media reports by the Iraq Body Count project (IBC).

Figures released by IBC today [March 9th], updated by statistics for the year

2005 from the main Baghdad morgue, show that the total number of

civilians reported killed has risen year-on-year since May 1st 2003

(the date that President Bush announced &ldquomajor combat operations have