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Civilians Bearing Brunt of Iraq Violence

Insurgency-related violence last year killed more than twice as many Iraqi civilians — 4,024 people — as Iraqi soldiers and police, according to government figures obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. And the civilian death count in the first two months of this year already stands at more than one-quarter of last year’s total — due in part to sectarian violence triggered by the Feb. 22 bombing of a Shiite shrine and car bombings in Shiite neighborhoods around Baghdad. Full Story

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