715 Iraqis killed, wounded by terrorists in June

 

A total of 415 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 300 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 2017, UNAMI says.

According to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), the number of civilians killed in June (not including police) was 411, while the number of injured (also not including police) was 294. 

Of those figures, Nineveh was the worst affected Governorate, with 382 civilian casualties (289 killed, 93 injured). Baghdad Governorate followed with 22 killed and 88 injured, Salahadin Governorate had 31 killed and 34 injured, and Babylon had 24 killed and 26 injured. 

According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 54 civilian casualties (20 killed and 34 injured). 

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. JánKubiš, renewed his call for the protection of civilians in conflict. He condemned Daesh’s continued deliberate targeting of civilians seeking to escape from the last remaining areas under the control of the terrorist group in Mosul and attacks against civilians elsewhere in the country, including a bombing in Babylon Governorate during the holy month of Ramadan.

 

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