Fire Earth

Earth is fighting to stay alive. Mass dieoffs, triggered by anthropogenic assault and fallout of planetary defense systems offsetting the impact, could begin anytime!

Posts Tagged ‘Anbar’

22,370 People Killed or Injured in 2015 Iraq Violence

Posted by feww on January 1, 2016

Carnage continues in Iraq, as Army regains control of Ramadi, Anbar’s provincial capital

Some 22,370 people have been killed or injured as a result of acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, said UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)

UN Casualty Figures for the Month of December 2015

A total of 980 Iraqis were killed and another 1,244 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in December 2015*, according to casualty figures released today by UNAMI.

The number of civilians killed was 506 (including 18 federal police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police and fire department), with 867 civilians injured (the figure includes 41 federal police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police and fire department).

Additionally, 474 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army) were killed and 377 others injured.

“The year 2015 has seen thousands of Iraqis killed and injured as a result of conflict and terrorism. This is unacceptable,” said the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG).

“The Iraqi people have every right to live in peace and tranquility. The United Nations continues to deplore this continuing loss of life,” he added.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1048 civilian casualties (261 killed, 787 injured), Ninewa 68 killed and 17 injured, while Salahadin 12 killed and 30 injured, Kirkuk 24 killed and 06 injured and Diyala had 10 killed and 06 injured.

According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, in December 2015 the Governorate had a total of 139 civilian casualties (124 killed and 15 injured). Anbar casualty figures are through 29 December 2015, inclusive.

The total number of Civilian Casualties (killed and injured) for 2015 (including Police and including Anbar¹) in the entire 2015 was 22,370 (7,515 killed and 14,855 injured).

According to Iraq Body Count, a total 16,204 civilians were killed in In Iraq last year.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army announced earlier this week it had regained full control over the strategically important city of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar.

*CAVEATS: 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.

[1] UNAMI/HRO did not obtain the casualty figures from the Anbar Health Department for October and November 2015.

Posted in News Alert | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Iraq Casualty Figures for November 2015

Posted by feww on December 1, 2015

888 Iraqis killed 1,237 other wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict: UN

A total of at least 888 Iraqis were killed and another 1,237 were wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in November 2015*, according to casualty figures released today by UNAMI.

At least 489 civilians were among those killed, and 869 others wounded, said the report.

A further 399 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army / Not including casualties from Anbar Operations) were killed and 368 were wounded.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,110 civilian casualties (325 killed, 785 injured), Ninewa had 109 killed and 41 injured, while Kirkuk 14 killed and 23 injured, Salahadin 21 killed and 08 injured, and Diyala 16 killed and 11 injured.

*CAVEATS: In general, UNAMI has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas. UNAMI could not obtain the casualty figures for the month of November from Anbar. 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, which claims to maintain “the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths since the 2003 invasion,” some 941 civilians were killed in November.

Posted in News Alert | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Iraq Casualties in August: U.N.

Posted by feww on September 1, 2015

101 People killed or wounded in Iraq each day in August

At least 1,325 Iraqis were killed and another 1,811 were wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in August 2015*, according to the UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)

Civilians killed: 585 (including 20 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar province)
Civilians wounded: 1,103 (including 44 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar)

Iraqi Security Forces killed: 740 (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army / Not including casualties from Anbar Operations)
Security forces wounded: 708

“Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,069 civilian casualties (318 killed, 751 injured). Diyala suffered 108 killed and 162 injured; Ninewa 69 killed and 3 injured; Salah al-Din 23 killed and 13 injured and Kirkuk 17 killed and 15 injured,” UN said.

*CAVEATS: 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.

Posted in News Alert | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

10 Percent of Iraqi Population Internally Displaced

Posted by feww on August 14, 2015

One in ten Iraqis internally displaced between January 2014 and July 2015 —IOM

At least 3,171,606 Iraqis (528,601 families) have been internally displaced between January 2014 and July 30, 2015, according to the Swiss-based International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The above estimate, obtained through IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), represents about 10 percent of Iraqi population of 32 million [July 2014 estimate.]

About 87 per cent of IDPs are originally from three governorates (provinces), said the report:

  • Anbar (40 percent)
  • Ninewa (33 percent)
  • Salah al-Din (14 percent)

In the first half of 2015, at least 6,784 Iraqis were killed and 11,789 others wounded in acts of terrorism and violence perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists (locally known as daesh), the thugs, assassins and murder mechanics leftovers from the genocidal regime of Saddam-Hussein.

Related Links

 

Posted in News Alert | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

3.1 Million Iraqis Displaced by Violence

Posted by feww on July 22, 2015

 9 Percent of remaining Iraqi population now displaced

More than 3.1 million Iraqis have been internally displaced by the ongoing bloody conflict, said UN spokesperson on Tuesday.

At least 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar province including more than 250,000 individuals from Ramadi, the capital of governorate, since military operations began in April, said the UN Assistance (!) Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The DTM has identified 3,112,914 persons displaced by conflict in Iraq. The majority, 67 per cent, are sheltered in private settings that include rented housing, host families and hotels. A smaller but significant number, 20 per cent, are identified as living in critical shelter arrangements, which include unfinished buildings, religious buildings, informal settlements and schools. Eight per cent of those currently displaced in Iraq are living in camp settings.

A total of 1,466 Iraqis were killed and another 1,687 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in June 2015, according to casualty figures released by UNAMI earlier this month.

In the first half 2015, at least 6,784 Iraqis were killed and 11,789 others wounded in acts of terrorism and violence.

Fighting to liberate the Anbar province continues between the Iraqi security forces, and the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists, better known as daesh , the thugs, assassins and murder mechanics left behind from the genocidal regime of Saddam-Hussein, who have seized most of the governorate.

*CAVEATS: 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. 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.

Posted in disaster watch, Global Disaster watch | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Violence Continue to Take a Terrible Toll on ALL Iraqis: UN

Posted by feww on June 1, 2015

At least 1,031 Iraqis killed, 1,684 others wounded in May 2015

A total of at least 1,031 Iraqis were killed and another 1,684 were wounded in acts of armed conflict, terrorism and violence across Iraq in May 2015*, according to casualty figures released by UNAMI today (June 1, 2015).

The fatalities included 665 civilians, and 366 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army / Not including casualties from Anbar Operations).

Up to 240,000 persons have been displaced from and within Anbar Governorate to date, UNAMI reported.

“Current developments in and around the city of Ramadi and in Anbar Governorate once again showed grave consequences of ISIL’s actions for civilians, as around 237,786 individuals have been displaced from and within Anbar Governorate to date, while thousands were killed and injured, sometimes in the most horrendous way”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubiš said, underscoring that a military solution alone will not be enough to defeat ISIL. “For any military gains to be sustainable, the government of Iraq must adopt a set of confidence-building measures towards disaffected communities, enabling them to assume a share in governing their matters, and assuring them of the State’s ability to ensure their protection from violence, to deliver justice and create conditions for their fair participation in society”, SRSG Kubiš further stated.

* CAVEATS: 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.

Posted in News Alert | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »