Friday, October 22, 2010

WikiLeaks: New Classified Data Records 109,032 Deaths in Iraqi War

WikiLeaks released tonight what it calls the largest classified military leak in history, detailing 109,032 deaths during the Iragi war.

The 391,832 reports, which it called "The Iraq War Logs", document the war and occupation in Iraq from Jan. 1, 2004, until Dec. 31, 2009, with the exception of the months of May 2004 and March 2009.

Each report is a "SIGACT," which is a military term for "Significant Action" in the war. The reports detail events as seen and heard by the U.S. on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout, according to the website.

The website says the reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 civilians; 23,984 enemy insurgents; 15,196 Iraqi government forces and 3,771 coalition forces. This amount would total 31 civilians deaths every day during the six years.

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