A stunning piece in the New York Times on the morgues in Iraq, where relatives of those killed (especially Sunnis) are unable to claim dead bodies because Shiite gangs attack even those coming to claim the corpses.
Toward the end, it notes this:
At least twice a week, a member of Mr. Sadr’s organization, Sheik Jamal al-Sudani, gathers a crew of men to pile the bodies onto a large truck and drive them to the Shiite holy cities of Najaf and Karbala for an anonymous Shiite burial. Mr. Sudani said the lightest loads number about 70 bodies while the heaviest have topped 250.
Read that again. It means that twice a week, Iraqis haul away between 70 and 250 unclaimed dead bodies to be buried in what, we presume, are mass graves. It means that something like 200 or more bodies are hauled away like dead animals,victims of the civil war, every week -- not counting the many hundreds actually claimed by grieving relatives.