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In Iraq, killed tens of thousands of

July 20 2005
16:45

A group of British researchers has officially announced that since the beginning of military operations led by American Sun for two years in Iraq killed about 25,000 civilians.

The calculations cover the period from March 2003 to March 2005, ie exactly two years, and the data are based on reports of leading news agencies, including Associated Press, as well as respktabelnyh British and American tabloids.

American commanders and the leadership of coalition forces in Iraq said, meanwhile, that the losses among the civilian population was not conducted, and the Iraqi side of the data questionable.

"A definitive and reliable figures on civilian casualties there - told in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UK. - And everybody understands that in these circumstances is very difficult to gather statistical data. "

Meanwhile, according to the October issue of the medical publication The Lancet last year, the number of war victims among the civilian population was at that time 89,000 people.

According to British researchers coalition forces led by the United States are responsible, at least for 37.3% of the total number of dead Iraqis. According to usatoday.com.

Read on yoki.ru: "Camye heavy losses since the beginning of the occupation"

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