18 Dec '11, 6am

The astronomic costs of the Iraq war

The astronomic costs of the Iraq war

WASHINGTON - From the tens of thousands killed and wounded to the hundreds of billions of dollars spent in eight years of conflict, the cost of the Iraq war is astronomic and still growing. Human cost Since the US invasion in March 2003, at least 126,000 Iraqi civilians were killed in the war, according to Boston University professor Neta Crawford. In addition, another 20,000 Iraqi soldiers and police were killed, along with more than 19,000 insurgents. British group IraqBodyCount.org puts the number of documented Iraqi civilian deaths from violence at 104,035 to 113,680. RELATED STORIES US forces quit Iraq US soldiers have a long last mission in Iraq For the US-led coalition, the Pentagon says the United States lost 4,474 troops, of which 3,518 died in combat. This figure is by far the highest of an invading coalition country. Britain was next, with 179 troops killed, acc...

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