U.N. Puts Iraqi Civilian Toll at 34,000 for 2006
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Some numbers from Iraq released today. The U.N. reports more than 34,000 civilians died in Iraq last year. Another 36,000 were wounded. A U.N. official told reporters in Baghdad that they arrived at those figures through information provided by the Iraqi Health Ministry and from hospitals across the country. The figures are a sharp increase from those previously reported. Earlier in the month, the death toll was put at slightly more than 12,000 by the Iraqi government.
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