Terrorism kills over 1000 Iraqis in July

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) – According to casualty figures released Sat. by UNAMI, 1,332 Iraqis were killed and another 2,108 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in July 2015.

The number of civilians killed in Iraq in July is 844 (including 27 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar), and the number of civilians injured is 1,616 (including 38 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar).

A further 488 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 492 were injured.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,091 civilian casualties (335 killed, 756 injured). Diyala suffered 170 killed and 284 injured, Salahadin 64 killed and 74 injured, Ninewa 101 killed and 28 injured, and Kirkuk 26 killed and 11 injured.

According to information obtained by The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq  (UNAMI) from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 600 civilian casualties (147 killed and 453 injured).

“Since last summer’s onslaught by terrorists of the so‐called ISIL, Iraq has been living through one of the most difficult phases in its modern history”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Jan Kubis said.

“Resolute action about Daesh (ISIL) and its ideology, equality and cooperation of all Iraqi components as true patriots in these efforts is needed to put an end to this tragic situation. The human cost of the conflict and the suffering of the people is enormous and profoundly worrying”, the SRSG underscored. 

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is a political mission established by the 2003 UN Security Council Resolution 1500 at the request of the Government of Iraq. 

UNAMI is mandated to advise and assist the Government and people of Iraq on a number of fronts including advancing inclusive, political dialogue and national reconciliation, assisting in the electoral process and in the planning for a national census, and facilitating regional dialogue between Iraq and its neighbors.

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