655,000 Deaths in Iraq

October 15, 2006

A new report, by researchers with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the British journal "The Lancet," shows that 655,000 Iraqis have died because of the U.S. war.

"Deaths are occurring in Iraq now at a rate more than three times that from before the invasion of March 2003," said Dr. Burnham, lead author.

After the publication of this report, the U.S.-puppet government in Iraq announced that medical and hospital officials would no longer be permitted to release casualty figures.