“The number of civilians killed in Iraq is continuing to fall, according to Iraqi ministries. The December death toll was 480, down from almost 900 two months ago and about 2,000 in December 2006. “I haven’t seen a happy place like this in so long,” said one New Years reveller.” Here are four voices from around Iraq who describe the improved security to the BBC.

The original story linked on New Years Day to the BBC, has been redirected to a bombing story (even in the Google result with the above headline), but I have provided a link here to the “cached” version of the story on Google’s servers (which means it may not be there long, because it is no longer on the BBC site), so here it is!

Deaths Fall as Baghdad Celebrates  


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