UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July

UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July
Mourners react during a funeral in Baghdad, for a fighter from the Iraqi Badr Organisation, who was killed in Tikrit during clashes with militants.

In June, at least 1,466 people were killed and 1,687 were wounded.



By AP

Published: Sat 1 Aug 2015, 3:14 PM

Last updated: Sat 1 Aug 2015, 5:17 PM

The United Nations says at least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against Daesh, a slight drop from June.
The UN mission to Iraq said Saturday that at least 844 civilians were among the dead, while 488 members of Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias fighting Daesh were killed. It put the number of the wounded at 2,108. Baghdad was the worst affected province with 335 people killed.
In June, at least 1,466 people were killed and 1,687 were wounded.
Violence has escalated in Iraq after Daesh offensive began last year. Iraqi forces have been struggling to regain control of the areas lost to the militants.


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