At least 2,405 people have been killed in Iraq in the eighth year of US military presence in the war-weary country, says an Iraqi rights body.
The Monitor of Constitutional Freedom and Bill of Rights said in a report published on Saturday that violence has also wounded 7,163 in 2010, DPA reported.
The report also pointed to at least 63 cases of abduction in 2010.
The rights group added that 389 of those killed were members of Iraqi police and security forces.
“The continuation of violence in all its forms against civilians and non-civilians, shows how bad the security situation is and its impact on the stability of the lives of individuals in all provinces of Iraq, which is still mostly suffers from security tension,” the report said.
Over one million Iraqis have died during the US-led occupation, says California-based investigative project, Project Censored.
The US led the invasion of Iraq, claiming that the country harbors weapons of mass destruction (WMD). However, later findings proved that not only Iraq was not possession of WMDs, but also that the officials who rallied support for the invasion were informed about the nonexistence of the weapons.
Of some 90,000 US soldiers, currently stationed in Iraq, 50,000 will still remain in the country at the time when Washington has promised to formally end combat operations.