Body Count in Baghdad Nearly Triples

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  1. Baghdad's morgue almost tripled its count for violent deaths in Iraq's capital during August from 550 to 1,536, authorities said Thursday, appearing to erase most of what U.S. generals and Iraqi leaders had touted as evidence of progress in a major security operation to restore order in the capital.

    Separately, the Health Ministry confirmed Thursday that it planned to construct two new branch morgues in Baghdad and add doctors and refrigerator units to raise capacity to as many as 250 corpses a day.

    The morgue expansion plans and the final body count for August show the dramatic surge in violence in Baghdad since U.S.-led foreign troops entered Iraq in 2003. Baghdad's morgue chiefly handles unidentified gunshot victims, now predominantly shot execution-style and often found with hands bound and showing signs of torture.

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  2. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    we (I) tend to be so wrapped up in what the ongoing Op in Iraq means for us that we tend to forget what it means to the civpop there.

    Thought it was worthwhile reprinting this, from a quite well-known blog called 'Baghdad Burning ', written by a young Iraqi woman:

    If she leaves, would she be welcome here?

    Le Chevre