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BBC: Iraqi deaths survey 'was robust'

Author: Owen Bennett-Jones
March 26, 2007

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News story from the BBC on the political background to UK government criticism of a report in The Lancet magazine that estimated Iraq deaths since the invasion at 655,000. The BBC says that the British government was advised by its own experts against publicly criticising the report, and that the Ministry of Defence's chief scientific adviser said the survey's methods were "close to best practice" and the study design was "robust".

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