UN: Iraq Violence Kills 1,100 In February

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SHAFAQNA – Reports said that , The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement that 611 civilians were among 1,103 people killed last month, with the rest hailing from the security forces. It said at least 2,280 people were wounded, including 1,353 civilians. January’s death toll was at least 1,375.

U.N. envoy Nickolay Mladenov blamed the deaths on the extremist group, government forces and pro-government Shiite militias. “Daily terrorist attacks perpetrated by ISIL continue to deliberately target all Iraqis,” Mladenov said in the statement, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. “There are also concerning reports of a number of revenge killings by armed groups in areas recently liberated from ISIL,” he added.

 

Source : News Agencies

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