The casualty figures released by the United States are lower than Iraqi government accounts. Iraq’s Human Rights Ministry reported last year that 85,694 Iraqis, including military and police personnel, were killed from the beginning of 2004 through October 2008.
A controversial 2006 survey in the Lancet, a British medical journal, estimated that more than 600,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the war, a figure more than 10 times as high as other estimates at the time. Iraq Body Count, a public database of civilian deaths since 2003, puts the number between 98,252 and 107,235.
In the period covered by the U.S. report, at least 121,649 Iraqis were
wounded. Among coalition troops, 3,592 were killed and 30,068 wounded.
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