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Body Count: The War on Terror and Civilian Deaths in Iraq

Lily Hamourtziadou


The need to secure civilians and their fundamental rights has led to the moral imperative to track, record and memorialise the killing and the suffering of those who find themselves in the midst of violent conflict. Body Count tracks and explores civilian deaths in Iraq following the 2003 invasion by the US-led coalition. It is a recounting of the conflict through the counting of its victims. The book provides a narrative of the War on Terror by charting its course and its impact, through ‘live’ reports and through reflective analysis by the principal researcher of the NGO Iraq Body Count. It ... More

Keywords: civilians, invasion, casualty recording, terror, Iraq, memorial, human security, hegemony, impact, insurgency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529206722
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529206722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lily Hamourtziadou, author
Birmingham City University