Iraq civil­ians pay heavy price due to vi­o­lence

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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