Sunday, 17 Nov 2019

UN Mission: 69 people killed and 105 others wounded, the death toll last month in Iraq

BAGHDAD, The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced the killing of 69 civilians and wounding 105 others as a result of acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October this year.

"These figures include all citizens and other civilians who are counted as civilians at the time of death or injury - such as non-combat police, civil defense, personal security teams, the FPS and members of the fire department," the UN said in a statement. "These are the minimum numbers of victims in one month since the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) began deploying it in November 2012. "

"We regret the fact that these numbers are the lowest that UNAMI has recorded since November 2012, which is a positive indicator and shows that the country is gradually emerging from the cycle of violence that the terrorists have dragged into it," said UN Special Representative to Iraq Jan Kubic.

The statement pointed out that "Nineveh province was the hardest hit, with a total of 65 civilian casualties (29 dead and 36 wounded), followed by the province of Baghdad (29 killed 35 wounded), and Anbar province (5 killed and 19 wounded(.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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