2004 Lancet Report (29 Oct 2004)

In 2004, UK medical journal The Lancet published an article entitles 'Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq'. Whereas previous studies of mortality in Iraq had relied on press reports or indirect data, this relied on its own survey and statistical analysis. The conclusions included this statement:

"Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100 000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Violence accounted for most of the excess deaths and air strikes from coalition forces accounted for most violent deaths."