77,000 Iraqis killed from 2004 to August 2008, U.S. military says

The U.S. military released its most detailed compilation of data on Iraqi casualties during more than four years of the Iraq  war, reporting that 63,185 civilians and 13,754 members of the country’s security forces were killed from the beginning of 2004 through August 2008.

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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