Casualties Of The Iraq War
- Post-invasion insurgency
- Civil war
- Insurgency 2008-2011
- US withdrawal violence
Battles and operations
of the Iraq War
Insurgent attacks of the
‡ indicates attacks resulting in over 100 deaths
Casualties of the conflict in Iraq since 2003 (beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and continuing with the ensuing occupation of Iraq, as well as the activities of the various armed groups operating in the country) have come in many forms, and the accuracy of the information available on different types of Iraq War casualties varies greatly.
The table below summarizes various estimates of the Iraqi casualty figures.
|Iraq Family Health Survey||151,000 violent deaths||March 2003 to June 2006|
|Lancet survey||601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths||March 2003 to June 2006|
|Opinion Research Business survey||1,033,000 deaths as a result of the conflict||March 2003 to August 2007|
|Associated Press||110,600 deaths||March 2003 to April 2009|
|Iraq Body Count project||105,052–114,731 civilian deaths as a result of the conflict. Over 162,000 civilian and combatant deaths||March 2003 to January 2012|
|WikiLeaks. Classified Iraq war logs||109,032 deaths including 66,081 civilian deaths.||January 2004 to December 2009|
For troops in the U.S.-led multinational coalition, the death toll is carefully tracked and updated daily, and the names and photographs of those killed in action as well as in accidents have been published widely. A total of 4,486 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2012. Regarding the Iraqis, however, information on both military and civilian casualties is both less precise and less consistent. Estimates of casualty levels are available from reporters on the scene, from officials of involved organizations, and from groups that summarize information on incidents reported in the news media.
The word "casualties" in its most general sense includes the injured as well as the dead. Accounts of the number of coalition wounded vary widely, partly because it is not obvious what should be counted: should only those injuries serious enough to put a soldier out of commission be included? Do illnesses or injuries caused by accidents count, or should the focus be restricted to wounds caused by hostile engagement? Sources using different definitions may arrive at very different numbers, and sometimes the precise definition is not clearly specified.
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