Iraq war killed 120,000, cost U.S. $800 billion
March 15, 2013
At least 116,000 Iraqi civilians and more than 4,800 coalition troops died in Iraq between the outbreak of war in 2003 and the U.S. withdrawal in 2011, researchers estimated Friday.
Its involvement in Iraq has so far cost the United States $810 billion and could eventually reach $3 trillion, they added.
The estimates come from two U.S. professors of public health, reporting in the British peer-reviewed journal The Lancet.