Media sources suggest the number of Afghan civilians killed in US bombing raids is 1,800. The Pentagon protests that, with the correct counting methods, the figure is actually 29. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says: 'If you just find a head, that's not a whole person. To increase the death toll by one, you're talking seven or eight heads at least.' Experts on US network Fox news explain that Islamic numbers are smaller than they look and agree that 'in their tradition, 120 usually means five'.