Tuesday, August 16, 2005

160 000 Dead in Chechnya

Death Toll Put at 160,000 in Chechnya

A recent report estimates that app 160 000 people have died in the two conflicts in Chechnya since late 1994. It's a number higher than previous estimates.

There are no entirely reliable estimates available yet on how many died in the decade of war in the Balkans during the 1990's. Frequently stated figures are in all probability too high.

My semi-informed guess is that when we know those numbers we will find that the number of deaths as now reported from Chechnya will be higher than in all of these Balkan wars taken together.

Horrible. In both cases.