Poll: Civilian Toll In Iraq Could Top 1 Million

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tina Susman Los Angeles Times

A car bomb blew up in the capital's Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Sadr City on Thursday, killing at least four people, as a new survey suggested that the civilian death toll from the war could be more than 1 million.

The figure from ORB, a British polling agency that has conducted several surveys in Iraq, followed statements this week from the U.S. military defending itself against accusations it was trying to play down Iraqi deaths to make its strategy appear successful.

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