CPA Halts Effort to Tally Iraqi War Dead
AP is alleging that an ongoing program by the Iraqi ministry of health aimed at totalling up the civilian casualties in the Iraq War of last spring has been shut down. The report claims that the Iraqi minster of health stopped it, on orders from the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority. Estimates for civilians killed in the war range between 3500 and 7000. About 20,000 are widely estimated to have been wounded.