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Half million Iraqis died in war, study says

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NationalGeographic.com: War and occupation directly and indirectly claimed the lives of about a half-million Iraqis from 2003 to 2011.

On March 19, 2003, a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq, beginning a ground war that culminated in the rapid capture of Baghdad and overthrow of the regime led by Saddam Hussein. A coalition-led occupation of Iraq lasted until 2011, marked by repeated bombings, an al Qaeda-linked insurgency, militia warfare, and other bloodshed in the nation of 32.6 million people.

 

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