Iraq War mortality estimates: A systematic review

  title={Iraq War mortality estimates: A systematic review},
  author={C. M. Tapp and Frederick M. Burkle and Kumanan Wilson and Tim K. Takaro and Gordon H. Guyatt and Hani Amad and Edward J. Mills},
  journal={Conflict and Health},
  pages={1 - 1}
BackgroundIn March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. The subsequent number, rates, and causes of mortality in Iraq resulting from the war remain unclear, despite intense international attention. Understanding mortality estimates from modern warfare, where the majority of casualties are civilian, is of critical importance for public health and protection afforded under international humanitarian law. We aimed to review the studies, reports and counts on Iraqi deaths since the start of the… 

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