At least 34 people a day have been killed in Iraq since the war began. That is the distressing claim made in a new survey carried out by Iraq Body Count. The US-British non-government group says nearly 25-thousand civilians, police and army recruits have died because of action by coalition troops, insurgents or criminal gangs. According to media reports monitored by Iraq Body Count, nearly half the deaths occurred in Baghdad, where a fifth of Iraq’s 25 million people live. However, because the media in Iraq is forced to focus on the capital for security reasons, it is likely the figures under-estimate the real number of conflict related fatalities.