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Iraq Continues Dramatic Improvement, Civilian Deaths Plummett by American Elephant
October 2, 2007, 2:06 am
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Staff Sgt. Cesar M. Andrade, platoon sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, yells out commands as he and his Marines raid an abandoned school during Operation Street Sweeper II, Saqlawiyah, Iraq, Aug. 28-30, to rid the area of the insurgency and its deadly tools.

Yesterday we learned that US military deaths in Iraq continue to fall, reaching their lowest point in 14 months.

Today Reuters reports that civilian deaths in Iraq have fallen 50 percent since last month:

Civilian deaths from violence across Iraq fell by 50 percent in September from the previous month to the lowest level recorded this year, government data showed on Monday.

Information provided by the Health, Interior and Defense Ministries showed that 884 civilians were killed in September, down from 1,773 in August.

A total of 850 civilians were wounded, the figures showed, also well down on the previous month’s 1,559.

The casualties were also the lowest recorded since Washington poured an extra 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq as part of a last-ditch security crackdown aimed at al Qaeda and other Sunni Arab militants and Shi’ite militias across the country.

Great work by our military. May things continue to improve, and may God bless and watch over them all.


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I guess that’s good news, of course even one death it too many.

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