1933 Iraqis were killed, injured in September: UN

TEHRAN, Oct. 4 (MNA) – According to casualty figures released by United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on 1 October 2015, a total of 717 Iraqis were killed and another 1,216 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in September 2015.

The number of civilians killed was 537 including 42 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar, and the number of civilians injured was 925 including 38 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar.

A further 180 members of the Iraqi Security Forces including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army and not including casualties from Anbar Operations were killed and 291 were injured.

“The United Nations remains deeply concerned by the ongoing violence and the high rate of ensuing casualties,” the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Jan Kubis said.

He however noted that “the cycle of violence, displacement and migration, should not hamper the need to properly and meaningfully address the key economic, security, social and institutional reforms that will help stabilize the situation and restore hope among the Iraqis.”

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 840 civilian casualties, 257 killed and 583 injured, while Diyala suffered 67 killed and 86 injured, Salahadin 87 killed and 64 injured, Ninewa 75 killed and 8 injured, and Kirkuk 16 killed and 6 injured.

According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 204 civilian casualties, 28 killed and 176injured.


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