UNAMI: Number of civilian deaths in Iraq increased in March


 The number of civilians killed in Iraq increased in March compared to the previous month, with a total of 104 Iraqi civilians killed and another 177 injured, according to casualty figures reported by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate in Iraq with 124 civilian casualties (33 people were killed, and 91 others wounded).

A string of fake checkpoint attacks claimed by Daesh\ISIS last month killed over 50 security forces and civilians, mainly on the road between Baghdad and Kirkuk.

Since Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the group’s military defeat in Iraq late last year, Daesh\ISIS has resorted to guerrilla-style attacks reminiscent of its old tactics when it first emerged in mid-2014.

Salahuddin Province was the second most affected area with 12 killed and 26 people injured, followed by Anbar which recorded 33 casualties (11 deaths and 22 injuries).

The number of people killed in March slightly increased compared to the 94 deaths reported by UNAMI in February.


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