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Monitoring group: Iraq war deaths drop in 2010

Monitoring group: Iraq war deaths drop in 2010

A British group monitoring how many Iraqi civilians have been killed since the war began says the number has dropped slightly since 2009 but warns of a lingering, low-level conflict in the years ahead.
The Iraq Body Count said in a year-end report released Thursday that 3,976 civilians have been killed in 2010 as of Dec. 25. That compares with 4,680 deaths in 2009.
The organization said it was a smaller drop than in previous years.
The group said the figures suggest a "low-level conflict in Iraq that will continue to kill civilians" for years to come.
Casualty figures in the U.S.-led war in Iraq have been a hotly disputed topic. Critics on each side accuse the other of manipulating the death toll to sway opinion.
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http://www.iraqbodycount.org/analysis/numbers/2010/


Updated : 2020-12-05 11:05 GMT+08:00