Iraqi Civilian: Police, and Security Forces Casualty Estimates
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This report presents various estimates of Iraqi civilian, police, and security forces casualties. The Department of Defense DOD regularly updates total U.S. military death and wounded statistics from Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF, as reflected in CRS Report RS21578, Iraq Summary of U.S. Casualties. However, no Iraqi or U.S. government office regularly releases statistics on Iraqi civilian deaths, Iraqi police deaths, or Iraqi security forces deaths. Statistics on these topics are sometimes available through alternative sources, such as nonprofit organizations, or through statements made Many of the estimates included in this report are incomplete or have been released by non-governmental sources. Because these estimates are based on varying time periods and have been created using differing methodologies, readers should exercise caution when using these statistics and should look on them as guideposts rather than as statements of historical fact. This report will be updated as needed.
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