Iraq Watch: Iraq War increased deadly terrorism by 607%, 800 Civilian Contractors Killed

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2/23: New Study Shows Iraq War increased deadly terrorism by 607%

According from the latest investigative research, The rate of fatal terrorist attacks around the world by jihadist groups, and the number of people killed in those attacks, increased dramatically after the invasion of Iraq. Globally there was a 607 percent rise in the average yearly incidence of attacks (28.3 attacks per year before and 199.8 after) and a 237 percent rise in the fatality rate (from 501 to 1,689 deaths per year). A large part of this rise occurred in Iraq, the scene of almost half the global total of jihadist terrorist attacks. But even excluding Iraq and Afghanistan?the otheer current jihadist hot spot?there has been a 35 percent rise in the number off attacks, with a 12 percent rise in fatalities. >> Read More

2/24: Iraq War Had Killed Nearly 800 Civilian Contractors / Mercenaries
In a largely invisible cost of the war in Iraq, nearly 800 civilians working under contract to the Pentagon have been killed and more than 3,300 hurt doing jobs normally handled by the U.S. military, according to figures gathered by The Associated Press >> Read More