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Don't Pull Our Troops! It'll Only Get Worse!

Oy vey iz mir:


BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Insurgent attacks in Iraq killed 3,709 civilians last month, making October the deadliest month since the war began in 2003, according to U.N. figures.

The U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq, which issues bimonthly human rights reports on the war-torn country, came out with its findings for September and October on Wednesday.

September had 3,345 civilian deaths -- which, along with October, would bring to 7,054 the number of violent deaths during the two-month period, according to the U.N. tally.

Baghdad alone had no less than 4,985 deaths, "most of them as a result of gunshot wounds," said the U.N. Assistance Mission, using figures provided by the Iraqi Health Ministry.

The figures were slightly higher than in July and August, when 6,599 civilians were killed.

Also 1.6 million people have left the country since WorstPresidentEver started the war, with 100,000 people leaving per month. more than 400,000 people have been displaced since February. Listening to the NPR report the death toll might be even higher, according to the Iraq Health Ministry. Combined with the recent assassination of a Lebanese minister Pierre Gemayel, the continued violence in Palestine and the lack of democratic reforms in other areas of the mideast, this is indeed an Arab Winter.