Monday, August 18, 2003

Iraq: trying to count the war dead

Various groups, including the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, are digging amongst the ruins in Iraq to try and find casualties. They hope to have a more accurate, if incomplete, count of the number killed during the war.
The only major nationwide study was done by The Associated Press in May and June. Based on the records of about half of Iraq's hospitals, it documented 3,240 deaths between March 20 and April 20, but reported that the real number is sure to be significantly higher.