Iraq violence kills at least 1,100

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Published: Sunday 1st March 2015 by The News Editor

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Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,100 people in February, including more than 600 civilians, according to the UN.

The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 611 civilians were among 1,103 people killed last month. The rest were members of the security forces.

It said at least 2,280 people were wounded, including 1,353 civilians. The previous month’s death toll was at least 1,375.

UNAMI said the most violent city was the capital Baghdad, with 329 civilians killed and 875 wounded.

The UN numbers do not include the third of the country held by the Islamic State extremist group.

According to UNAMI, last year was the deadliest in Iraq since 2006-07, with 12,282 people killed and 23,126 wounded.

Published: Sunday 1st March 2015 by The News Editor

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