UN: Violence Kills at Minimum 1.119 Iraqis in March

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 10:37 AM

The U. N. mission to Iraq, known as UNAMI, said in a statement Friday that 1.561 Iraqis were wounded latest month. The figures include five hundred seventy-five civilians killed and another 1.196 wounded.

The United Nations says violence killed at minimum 1.119 Iraqis in March, a sharp expand from the previous month, as the Islamic State grouping stepped up attacks on civilians while suffering defeats on the battlefield.

The U. N. mission to Iraq, known as UNAMI, said in a statement Friday that 1.561 Iraqis were wounded last month.

The figures include five hundred seventy-five civilians killed and another 1.196 wounded. The other casualties were Iraqi security forces.

The worst-hit area was the capital, Baghdad, with two hundred fifty-nine civilians killed and seven hundred seventy wounded, followed by the northern Ninevah province, which is nearly entirely controlled by IS, with one hundred thirty-three killed and eighty-nine wounded.

In February, there were six hundred seventy Iraqis killed and 1.290 wounded.

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