Over 100 killed, 250 others injured in violence across Iraq last month
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 03-Feb-2018

Baghdad, February 3: Violence including terror attacks and armed conflicts across Iraq has killed over 100 peoples while more than 250 others were injured in the month of January this year.

 

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said that at least 111 civilians were killed while more than 250 others were injured in the month of January this year in the violence. Notably, the violence includes terror attacks and armed conflicts.

The UN said that the number of casualties did not include Iraqi troops and security members killed and wounded, as the Iraqi military declined to give such information. However, previous figures of casualties of security men released by the UNAMI were dismissed by the Iraqi military claiming it was inaccurate.

The UN giving a further detail said that the Baghdad has most numbers of casualties as at least 90 people were killed while 233 others were injured. “It was followed by the northern province of Nineveh, with 13 killed and seven others wounded, and the eastern province of Diyala, with eight killed and 15 others wounded,” the UN added.

The United Nations further added that the figures excluded the casualties in Iraq's western province of Anbar, as the agency has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the provincial Health Department for the month.

BACKGROUND:

Iraq is affected due to self-proclaimed caliphate ISIS captured many important governorates. ISIS swept into Iraq in 2014, taking large swaths of territory in the north and west, including Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. The Iraqi government declared victory over ISIS last year after Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition ousted the terror group from its last militant-held town of Rawa in November. ISIS’s holdings are now pushed to patches of desert along the border with Syria. As many as 10,000 loyalists of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group still existing in Iraq which possess a great threat to the country. US officials stated that the number of active ISIS terrorists in Iraq is estimated to be between 1,000 to 3,000.