Loading…
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsWorld
Published: Monday, 9/1/2014 - Updated: 2 weeks ago

UN says Iraq deaths drop to 1,420 in August

ASSOCIATED PRESS

BAGHDAD — The United Nations says the number of Iraqis reported killed in violence has ebbed slightly in August compared to the previous month, with some 1,420 killed.

The U.N. mission to Iraq said in a statement released today that the death toll includes 1,265 civilians and 155 members of Iraq’s security forces. It added that 1,370 were wounded.

It said that the figures are the “absolute minimum” number of casualties and they do not include deaths in the western Anbar province or other parts of northern Iraq that have been held by militants for months. It added: “The actual figures could be significantly higher.”

July’s death toll stood at 1,737 people. In June, 2,400 were killed as Sunni militants swept across the country, the highest figure since at least April 2005.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories