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Study: 655,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed in War

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Study: 655,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed in War

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Study: 655,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed in War

Study: 655,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed in War

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A new study by public health researchers at Johns Hopkins University estimates that 655,000 Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation — the highest casualty rate reported so far.

In a press conference on the White House lawn, President Bush disputed the estimate, saying his administration and Iraqi officials believe the figure is too high and "not credible."

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