1,466 Iraqis killed by terrorism, violence

TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) – According to casualty figures released on Thursday by UNAMI, a total of 1,466 Iraqis were killed and another 1,687 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in June 2015.

The number of civilians killed was 665 (including 94 civilian police and 136 in Anbar), and the number of civilians injured was 1,032 (including 104 civilian police and 163 in Anbar). A further 801 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army (not including casualties from Anbar Operations) were killed and 655 were injured.

Baghdad was the worst affected governorate with 974 civilian casualties (324 killed, 650 injured). Diyala suffered 87 killed and 157 injured, while Salahadin suffered 75 killed and 52 injured; Ninewa suffered 27 killed; and Kirkuk sustained 7 killed and 8 injured.

According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 299 civilian casualties (136 killed and 163 injured). “The cycle of violence relentlessly continues in Iraq and civilians are bearing the brunt of it”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Ján Kubiš said.

“The terrorists of the so-called ISIL and sectarian extremists are largely responsible for this violence which has affected all aspects of life in Iraq,” Kubiš added. “I call upon all the Iraqi political leaders to come together and find a peaceful political solution to the existential problems that are facing Iraq and its people,” he further proposed.

 

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