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2299 killed, wounded in Iraq in January 2016, says UNAMI

Representational file photo
Representational file photo

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) announced on Monday, that 2299 Iraqis were either killed or wounded in violence operations targeted different parts of the country in January, while emphasized that Baghdad was the most affected City.

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq condemned the continuing high casualty toll, particularly a sharp increase in the number of injuries among civilians in January as compared to the previous month.

The United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) report stated, “The number of civilians killed in January was 490 (including 24 federal police, Sahwa civil defence, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department) and the number of civilians injured was 1,157 (including 47 federal police, Sahwa civil defence, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department).”

The report added, “A total of 359 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army but excluding Anbar Operations) were killed and 293 were injured.”

The UNAMI report excluded the victims in Anbar Province due to the increased armed clashes between the Iraqi armed forces and ISIS militants, while the mission could not verify the absolute number of victims in the conflict zones and published the minimum numbers.



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