The Associated Press is reporting today that the Iraqi government has released an official tally of the number of people killed from 2004-2008.
According to the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry 85,694 were killed and 147,195 were wounded during that period.
Other sources have placed the numbers of killed and wounded since the invasion in 2003 much higher.
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Iraq Body Count, an online project to record the number of casualties, places the number of documented civilian deaths since then between 93,540 and 102,071. A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released in 2006 placed the number of killed as high as 654,965.