Skip to comments.Iraq Reports Further Drop in Civilian Deaths
Posted on 12/02/2007 1:06:51 PM PST by america4vr
- Civilian deaths Iraq caused by war-related violence have dropped for a third straight month, according to November data compiled by Iraq's Interior Ministry.
Last month, 538 Iraqi civilians were killed in the violence across the country, including 131 bodies recovered by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad, according to the ministry's figures.
It is the lowest monthly civilian death toll since sectarian tensions heightened across Iraq, after the February 2006 bombing of the Askariya mosque in Samarra.
The figure compares with 758 Iraqi civilians killed in October and 844 in September, according to the ministry.
Prior to the last three months, the 2007 monthly death tolls from the ministry have been substantially higher. In January 1,990 deaths were reported; February 1,646; March 1,872; April 1,501 May 1,949; June 1,227; July 1,653; and August 1,773.
The U.S. troop death toll in Iraq for October was 38 and for November 37, marking the lowest two-month stretch of American fatalities in the war since early 2004, when there were 20 in February and 52 in March.
Overall, this year's death toll for the U.S. military is the bloodiest year since the war began.
Nearly 30,000 more American troops were deployed this year in and around Baghdad to take on insurgents as part of what Washington calls the "surge."
The year started out with 83 deaths in January and 81 in both February and March. The numbers jumped dramatically in the spring, with 104 in April, 126 in May and 101 in June.
Those three months were the deadliest stretch in the war in Iraq for U.S. troops.
As the military established its new counterinsurgency strategy, the attacks began dropping from the 101 deaths tallied in June to 78 in July, 84 in August, 65 in September, 38 in October and 37 in November.
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Let's all pray this is the beginning of a continuing downward spiral like Hillary's electability numbers.
Fly the white flag at half-staff, DemocRATS, to mourn this sad news.
Assuming this news gets noticed at ALL, we can expect Katie C. Colon to be wearing black on the next broadcast.
That’s awesome! A few more months of good news like this and the Dems will not be able to really run with an Anti-Iraq agenda.
538 Iraqi civilians killed in November. That’s 18 per day.
Contrast that wartime average to the peaceful beach paradises of Brazil (e.g. Rio, Sau Paulo, et al), which average 108 civilians shot dead each night of every day.
Very good. Can you make the stick longer so the flag looks more like it is flying at half-staff?
Good likeness of Harry Reid.
From CNN no less.
Absolutely no coverage of Ayatollah Sistani and the fatwa he issued this past week forbidding the shedding of Iraqi blood; especially the killing of Sunnis as ‘they are our brothers’. Sistani is the most highly respected Shia cleric in Iraq and does not issue statements frequently. Our news media is truly disgusting in their failing to recognize important developments and in their suppression of those that don’t fit their story line.
Ye-hes. Thanks for the updated version. Mind if I steal it for future threads concerning good news coming out of Iraq?
As Rush has said many, many times, good news for America is bad news for the Democrats.
And as Rush says many, many times.....Amen, bro.
Are you kidding? You were the very inspiration for this. Anything for the cause. As a matter of fact, if you require any modification, perhaps displayed with the head of Nancy Pelosi please ask.
Thank you for the offer but I think the original Harry Reid face is quite appropriate.
Maybe if you could make the flag big enough to put something like "Official battle flag of the DNC" on it. Or maybe just put that as a caption under the Reid troll.
Thanks for your efforts.
How many Americans were killed in gang warfare across the United States in November?
You have link to those Brazilian statistics?
Here: http://www.iansa.org/regions/samerica/brazil-pr241005.htm (last paragraph)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-10-23-brazilguns_x.htm (2nd paragraph)
Wow the evidence is pretty damning. The natural resources of Brazil is great and they have many immigrants from Europe. But they never truly became a regional superpower the way they should be. After all it is a country of 200 million people, more than anyone else in Latin America.
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