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GlobalSecurity.org In the News

The Guardian July 14, 2005

Web watch

War charts

By Sean Dodson

The Iraq War Fatalities chart is a map of US and coalition forces' casualties since the onset of the war in Iraq, "mapped across the dimensions of time and space". The casualty data is taken from the Iraq Coalition Casualties website and map data from GlobalSecurity.org. The resulting animated map runs at a speed of 10 frames a second with one frame per day, placing a single black dot at the geographic location of each death. Of course, Iraqi fatalities are not represented in the same way. As the site points out, reliable data on them is "formally documented" by no one.



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