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Shocker: US, Iraq Civilian Deaths Down Sharply

From a despondent Associated Press:

Iraqi children walk to school, in Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007.

US, Iraqi civilian deaths fall sharply

By STEVEN R. HURST

Deaths among American forces and Iraqi civilians fell dramatically last month to their lowest levels in more than a year, according to figures compiled by the U.S. military, the Iraqi government and The Associated Press.

The decline signaled a U.S. success in bringing down violence in Baghdad and surrounding regions since Washington completed its infusion of 30,000 more troops on June 15.

A total of 64 American forces died in September — the lowest monthly toll since July 2006.

The decline in Iraqi civilian deaths was even more dramatic, falling from 1,975 in August to 922 last month, a decline of 53.3 percent. The breakdown in September was 844 civilians and 78 police and Iraqi soldiers, according to Iraq’s ministries of Health, Interior and Defense.

In August, AP figures showed 1,809 civilians and 155 police and Iraqi soldiers were killed in sectarian violence.

The civilian death toll has not been so low since June 2006, when 847 Iraqis died…

Note that this is just the toll for US troops and Iraqi civilians. The number of terrorists killed is probably up dramatically.

I wonder if there is any correlation?

Still, the important thing according to the Democrats and their lickspittle minions in the media is to end this strategy as soon as possible.

Why is that?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 1st, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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