Iraq civilians pay heavy price due to violence
According to casualty figures released on May 2 by UNAMI, a total of 812 Iraqis were killed and another 1,726 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in April 2015.
The number of civilians killed 535 (including 30 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar), and the number of civilians injured was 1,456 (including 58 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar).
A further 277 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army / Not including casualties from Anbar Operations) were killed and 270 were injured.
Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,165 civilian casualties (319 killed, 846 injured). Diyala suffered 26 killed and 55 injured; Kirkuk suffered 30 killed and 18 injured; Salahadin 34 killed and 13 injured; and Ninewa 33 killed and 3 injured.
According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 601 civilian casualties (88 killed and 513. injured). This included 21 killed and 249 injured in Ramadi and 67 killed and 264 injured in Fallujah.
“Scores of innocent Iraqis are falling every day, victims of criminal terrorist acts and of the ongoing armed conflict in some of the country’s provinces”, SRSG Jan Kubiš noted.