NPR logo

Iraq Reports 12,000 Civilians Killed by Insurgent Violence

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4679053/4679054" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Iraq Reports 12,000 Civilians Killed by Insurgent Violence

Iraq

Iraq Reports 12,000 Civilians Killed by Insurgent Violence

Iraq Reports 12,000 Civilians Killed by Insurgent Violence

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4679053/4679054" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

For the first time, the Iraqi government releases figures on civilian deaths caused by the country's insurgency. During the 18-month guerrilla war, 12,000 Iraqis have died. Shiite Muslims comprise the highest numbers; the insurgency is dominated by Sunni Muslims.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.