5 January 2005

The 10,000 mark

Amidst increased violence in the run up to the elections, the Pentagon now tells us that more than 10,000 US military personnel have been wounded in Iraq since the conflict began in March 2003, with more than 5,000 of the wounded unable to return to duty. Many have been left with serious injuries that will mark them for life. The death toll for US troops is now over 1,300. Of course, these numbers are miniscule compared to the number of dead Iraqi children and other civilians.

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