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The BBC and most other news organisations seem to be quoting combat deaths only since May 1, which does not include the at least as many fatalities caused by accidents etc. But they do usually say something like " there have been now 55 combat-related deaths in Iraq since May 1." Ghazwan's link concurs with the CNN estimate of around 300 total (combat and non-combat) fatalities since March 20. Peter Kiernan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 3:41 PM Subject: Re: [casi] Commentary on Iraq "casualties" > The following links gives 119 the number of American casualties since 1st > May 2003 to date. The question is where did the BBC get the figure of 55. > They are trying to minimize these figures. Deliberate Dis /Misinformation? > Why? Are they "sexing" these figures too > > http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk