Iraq’s Horrors by the Numbers: Has Islamic State Killed 50,000 People in One Year?The Human Rights Commission of Iraq, a body attached to the Iraqi parliament, issued statistics Wednesday on the one-year impact of Islamic State on that country.
This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s website.
The Human Rights Commission of Iraq, a body attached to the Iraqi parliament, issued statistics on Wednesday for the one-year impact of Daesh (ISIL, ISIS) on that country. Some of the numbers have to be taken with a grain of salt, but others are likely about right. Iraq is a country of about 32 million people, 60% of which are Shiite, 22 percent are Kurdish, and 17 percent are Sunni Arab. Here are those horrifying numbers:
Number of Iraqis displaced from their homes by Daesh in past year: 3 million
Number of Iraqis killed by Daesh in past year: 50,000
Number of Yazidi girls kidnapped and enslaved: 400
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Number%20of “ghost soldiers” allegedly on the rolls in Iraq but actually non-existent: 50,000
Iraqis in need of humanitarian assistance: 80,000
Cost for World Health Organization to take care of food needs of the 3 million displaced right now: 60 million euros
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