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April 04, 2006

Iraqi Civilian Deaths Surging (AP) In Civil War (UPI) Iraq

AP reports that its count shows Iraqi civilian deaths surging in recent months. Their figures:

MonthIraqi Civilian Deaths

UPI Senior News Analyst Martin Sieff says the sharp increase in sectarian violence shows that Iraq is in the midst of a civil war:

Despite President Bush's repeated denials, the figures are clear: 900 sectarian killings in a single month in Iraq means a civil war is well under way. [Emphasis added]

US media outlets have so far avoided calling the conflict a civil war, but that's probably about to change — much to the distress of the White House. Some things are too obvious even for the anemic US media to ignore.

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