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Violence killed 700 people in Iraq in October: UN

2 November 2015 12:40


The United Nations (UN) says violence in Iraq left some 714 people, including 559 civilians, dead in the month of October.

According to a Sunday statement by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), some 155 Iraqi security forces, including Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) forces of the Interior Ministry, were among the dead.

The statement also said that more than 1,000 people were wounded in October.

The death toll does not include fatalities in the western province of Anbar, where the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group is active and the UN was not able to obtain any accurate tally.

Daesh & security in Iraq

Anbar’s provincial capital city, Ramadi, fell into the hands of Daesh in May. Iraqi security forces have been engaged in heavy battles with the terrorists in Anbar to push them out of the province.

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