Iraqi Civilian Deaths Up in March

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Data compiled by Iraqi ministries indicate civilian deaths in Iraq totaled 1,861 for the month of March, up from 1,645 in February. That 13% increase comes in the face of repeated claims from the government that that the surge is working, and claims from U.S. diplomats that violence is down 25% in Iraq.

More in-depth figures on the number of Iraqis dead and on the number of soldiers lost from each country in the coalition can be found here. Mother Jones coverage of the difficulty of counting Iraqi civilian deaths (and the government’s unwillingness to do so) can be found here and here.

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