Monday, 01 August 2016 23:33

UN Casualty Figures for Iraq for the Month of July 2016

Baghdad, Iraq, 01 August 2016 – A total of 759 Iraqis were killed and another 1,207 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, excluding Anbar, in July 2016* according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).



The number of civilians killed in July was 629 (including 10 federal police, Sahwa civil defence, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department), and the number of civilians injured was 1,061 (including 13 federal police, Sahwa civil defence, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department).

A total of 130 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army but excluding Anbar Operations) were killed and 146 were injured.

According to the casualties recorded for July, Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,400 civilian casualties (513 killed, 887 injured). Salahadin 45 killed and 80 injured, Diyala had 24 killed and 52 injured, while Ninewa 23 killed and 27 injured, and Kirkuk 23 killed and 13 injured.

UNAMI has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the Anbar Health Department for this month.

“The number of casualties as a result of terrorism, violence and conflict in Iraq continues to remain high. We continue to deplore this unacceptable situation and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when peace and tranquillity will return to Iraq,” Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš said.

The SRSG reiterated his call on the parties to undertake every effort to protect the lives of civilians.

* CAVEATS: In general, UNAMI has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas in some cases; UNAMI could only partially verify certain incidents. UNAMI has also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who have died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care. For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum. [UNAMI has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the Anbar Health Department for this month.]

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