Reports show that over 85,000 Iraqi people have been killed in the ongoing war from 2004-2008.
Iraq (WiredPRNews.com) – Over 85,000 Iraqi people have been killed since the war began in the country according to a report by the Iraq government. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the number of total deaths excludes deaths of U.S. military, insurgents, and foreigners, as well as deaths that occurred during the initial months of the war in 2003.
As noted by the AP, according to the report released by the Human Rights Ministry, among those killed were 1,279 children, 2,334 women, and approximately 263 university professors in addition to a number of journalists, judges, and attorneys, whose professions were targeted.
As further noted in the report, nearly every Iraqi family has reportedly suffered losses of family members who have been killed or attacked, or cannot be found. Ali Khalil of Baghdad, is quoted by the AP as stating of the government data, “I expect that the real numbers of the people killed are higher than this… We have already lost dear ones, and we hope that our sadness and losses will cease.”
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