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Peaceful March Marks 5 Years Since US Invaded Iraq


Photo-Essay: Peaceful March Marks Five Years Since US Invaded Iraq

It has been five years since the United States and Britain led a coalition force to invade Iraq. Since 2003, independent research indicates somewhere between 600,000 to one million people have died as a consequence of this war. (Click here for references.)

In Auckland, New Zealand, a group of about 100 people (including those from Global Peace and Justice Auckland, Palestine Human Rights Campaign, and Students for Justice in Palestine marched for peace in the Middle East. Images by Selwyn Manning.


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On September 14, 2007, ORB (Opinion Research Business), an independent polling agency located in London, published estimates of the total war casualties in Iraq since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 at over 1.2 million deaths (1,220,580).

The medical journal, The Lancet, published two peer-reviewed studies on the effect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation on Iraqi mortality, the first in 2004, the second (by many of the same authors) in 2006. The studies estimate the number of excess deaths caused by the occupation, both direct (combatants plus non-combatants) and indirect (due to increased lawlessness, degraded infrastructure, poor healthcare, etc.).

For more see, Wikipedia.

The Iraq Body Count project (IBC) records civilian deaths attributable to coalition and insurgent military action, sectarian violence and criminal violence in Iraq since the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq. IBC currently estimates 82,109 and 89,605 civilians have died as a result of criminal action resulting from the breakdown in law and order which followed the coalition invasion. See… Iraq Body Count project.

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