'25,000 civilians' killed in Iraq
Nearly 25,000 civilians have died violently in Iraq since the US-led invasion in March 2003, a report says.
The dossier, based on media reports, says US-led forces were responsible for more than a third of the deaths.
The survey was carried out by the UK-based Iraq Body Count and Oxford Research Group - which includes academics and peace activists.
The Dossier on Civilian Casualties in Iraq 2003-2005 says 37% of all non-combatant deaths were caused by the US-led coalition. (9, 250 people)
"The ever-mounting Iraqi death toll is the forgotten cost of the decision to go to war in Iraq" :
John SlobodaReport author
For the full report on civilian casulaties, consult : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4692589.stm
Another reason war is no good...