It’s the biggest leak of information in history. The controversial Wikileaks website released over 400,000 secret US files revealing key aspects of the war in Iraq.
Data obtained by Al Jazeera, gives us an inside into a war that saw many soldiers and civilian dead, and a country fractured along sectarian lines.
This presents the facts that have been hidden from the public, detailing the contradictions that we have been told by media outlets and the US government. One document reveals that the US has been keeping detailed records of Iraqi deaths and injuries throughout the war, despite public statements to the contrary.
The latest cache of files pertains to a period of six years – from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2009 – and shows that 109,000 people died during this time. Of those, a staggering 66,081 – two-thirds of the total – were civilians.