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Feb 22, 2012

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My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss and I would like to offer you my condolences. I can understand your frustrations and pains in your heart with this world and why we should have hope because I used to feel the same way.

Richard, My initial sources, at that time, were refugees from Fallujah and my estimate was in the low hundreds. There are, of course, many web sources of varying degrees of reliability. Here are a few:
1) USA Today 4/11/2004 "More than 600 Iraqis have been killed in Fallujah since Marines began a siege against Sunni insurgents in the city a week ago"
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-04-11-fallujah-casualties_x.htm
2)Australia's The Age 12/2/2004
"The US military has estimated that 1,200 to 1,600 insurgents were killed in the offensive."
http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Fallujah-death-toll-higher-US-admits/2004/12/02/1101923253056.html
3) Project Censored ?12/4/2004?
"Preliminary estimates as of December of 2004 revealed that at least 6,000 Iraqi citizens in Fallujah had been killed, and one-third of the city had been destroyed.
http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/2-media-coverage-fails-on-iraq-fallujah-and-the-civilian-deathtoll/

Please quote your source for the claim "hundreds, possibly thousands" of civilians died in Fallujah.

Richard S. Lowry
Www.fallujahbook.com

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