The Toll Of War On Iraqi Lives

The war in Iraq started nearly six years ago. Since then, countless Iraqi civilians have lost their lives — killed by military action, sectarian attacks and criminal acts.

And while civilian deaths have dropped dramatically over the last year, Iraqis still perish from random violence every day.

Just last Sunday, 40 died when a woman walked into a crowd of religious pilgrims near a shrine in Baghdad and blew herself up.

Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro to talk about the toll on civilians.

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