Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Over 70 civilians were killed, while more than 170 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict during the month of September, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
A report by UNAMI issued on Monday said a total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 179 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September .
“The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel,” the report said. “Of the overall figures recorded by UNAMI for the month of September, 71 ordinary civilians were killed. “
Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.