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Iraqi Death Estimates Called Too High; Methods Faulted

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Science  20 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5798, pp. 396-397
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5798.396

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A new estimate of the number of Iraqis who have died as a consequence of the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003 has ignited a firestorm of its own. At 400,000 to 800,000 deaths, the new number is at least 10 times higher than estimates cited by the Iraqi government and U.S.-led coalition. (Read more.)