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63 percent of people killed in Iraq war were civilians: report
April 12, 2011
Editor’s Note: THE REAL DEATH TOLL IS OVER 1 MILLION: Top Project Censored Story of 2009: U.S. War Machine Kills Over One Million Iraqis
BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) — U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been causing huge civilian casualties with 63 percent of some 109,000 people killed in the Iraq war being civilians, according to a report on the U.S. human rights record released on Sunday.
The figures were quoted from a WikiLeaks trove by the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010, which was released by the Information Office of China’s State Council in response to the country reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010 issued by the U.S. Department of State.
Figures from the WikiLeaks website also revealed up to 285,000 war casualties in Iraq from March 2003 through the end of 2009, according to the report.
“The U.S. military actions in Afghanistan and other regions have also brought tremendous casualties to local people,” said the report.
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