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Calculating Iraq's Death Toll: WHO Study Backs Lower Estimate

Science  18 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5861, pp. 273
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5861.273

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A new estimate of the number of Iraqis who died violently in the first 40 months following the U.S.-led invasion--between 104,000 and 223,000--hews close to some other attempts to quantify the toll but comes in far below a controversial 2006 estimate of 600,000 violent deaths during the same period.

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