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Deaths among Iraqis due to the war : 2003 - present day.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2005
<mark>Journal</mark>The RUSI Journal
Issue number1
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)12-14
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


Calls for an inquiry into the death toll of Iraqis caused by the 2003 war have become more insistent recently. Deaths fall into three categories: those uniformed Iraqis killed in the period between March and May 2003; civilians killed during the same period, and in the period since; and civilians (mainly) dying prematurely as a result of the breakdown of civil infrastructure from March 2003 to the present day. This article deals only with the middle category. Using the Richardson scale - an exponential measure similar to the Richter scale - and historical analogies, this statistical analysis seeks to estimate the Iraqi civilian death toll during the Coalition's bombing campaign.