Iraq Massacre: 1,119 People Killed, 1,561 Wounded in March —UNAMI
Posted by feww on April 3, 2016
Iraq bloodbath continues
At least 1,119 Iraqis were killed and another 1,561 others wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March 2016*, according to casualty figures released by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Some 575 civilians were killed in March (including 45 federal police, Sahwa civil defens, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department), and 1,196 others wounded.
[At least] 544 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army but excluding Anbar Operations) were killed and 365 were wounded.
The overall casualty figures were up from the previous month (February 2016), where a total of 670 were killed and 1,290 wounded.
Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,029 civilian casualties (259 killed, 770 wounded). Ninewa 133 killed and 89 injured, Babil 65 Killed and 141 injured, Kirkuk 34 killed and 57 injured, while Diyala had 11 killed and 0 injured and Salahadin 6 killed and 1 injured.
According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 201 Civilian casualties (64 killed and 137 wounded). Figures are updated until 30 March, inclusive. [At least 13 civilians were killed on March 31, according to IBC.]
* CAVEATS: Figures for Anbar are updated until 30 March, inclusive. In general, UNAMI has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas. Figures for casualties from Anbar Governorate are provided by the Health Directorate and are noted below. Casualty figures obtained from the Anbar Health Directorate might not fully reflect the real number of casualties in those areas due to the increased volatility of the situation on the ground and the disruption of services. In some cases, UNAMI could only partially verify certain incidents. UNAMI has also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who have died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care. For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum.
[According to Iraq Body Count (IBC), some 1,073 civilians were killed in March.]
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