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1,057 Iraqis Killed in July

Posted by feww on August 1, 2013

At least 4,137 civilians killed¹ and 9,865 injured so far this year: UN

July casualties in Iraq are the worst in more than five years, with 928 civilians killed² and at least  2,109 others injured. An additional 129 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed and 217 others injured, the UN mission in Iraq reported.

“The impact of violence on civilians remains disturbingly high, with at least 4,137 civilians killed and 9,865 injured since the beginning of 2013,” the Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, warned. “We haven’t seen such numbers in more than five years, when the blind rage of sectarian strife that inflicted such deep wounds upon this country was finally abating. I reiterate my urgent call on Iraq’s political leaders to take immediate and decisive action to stop the senseless bloodshed, and to prevent these dark days from returning.”

The worst-affected governorate in July were Baghdad ,Salahuddin, Ninewa, Diyala, Kirkuk, Anbar, Babil, Wasit and Basra, the report said.

NOTES:

  1.  Iraq Body Count puts the number of civilians killed in July at 968.
  2.  According to the most reliable estimates, at least 4,798 people have been killed and 10,944 other injured in Iraq so far this year.

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