BBC NEWS: New Report: '25,000 civilians' killed in Iraq War Since Invasion
Here is the latest estimate of the casualties of the Iraqi War on the local population thus far, as reported by BBC NEWS:
"...Nearly 25,000 civilians have died violently in Iraq since the US-led invasion in March 2003, a report says.
The dossier, based on media reports, says US-led forces were responsible for more than a third of the deaths.
The survey was carried out by the UK-based Iraq Body Count and Oxford Research Group - which includes academics and peace activists.
The Iraqi government criticised their conclusions, saying Iraqis were most at risk from terrorists who target them.
The Dossier on Civilian Casualties in Iraq 2003-2005 says 37% of all non-combatant deaths were caused by the US-led coalition.
Almost a fifth of the 24,865 deaths were women or children and nearly half of all the civilian deaths were reported in the capital Baghdad. "On average, 34 ordinary Iraqis have met violent deaths every day since the invasion of March 2003," said John Sloboda, one of the authors of the report."