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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Civilian Deaths Down in Iraq

AP Press Report:

Figures compiled by the AP from Iraqi police reports show that 1,586 civilians were killed in Baghdad between the start of the offensive and Thursday...

That represents a sharp drop from the 2,871 civilians who died violently in the capital during the two months that preceded the security crackdown.

"We know this increased security presence and cooperation from the people is having an impact in Baghdad," U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. William C. Caldwell said this week.