The Lancet has published a study which found that 100,000 additional deaths (over and above the usual number) have occurred in Iraq since the American invasion of 2003. The BBC news site reports on this, saying:

“Before the invasion, most people died as a result of heart attack, stroke and chronic illness, the report says, whereas after the invasion, ‘violence was the primary cause of death.'”

It’s not down to the increased kidnap/terrorism threat either, despite the fact that most mainstream news organisations concentrate only on these practitioners of Iraqi violence. The story adds:

“Violent deaths were mainly attributed to coalition forces – and most individuals reportedly killed were women and children.”

Read the BBC’s version here.