UN indicates a drop in Iraq casualty figures during October 2018

November 2, 2018 at 5:46 pm

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The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) on Friday announced that a total of 69 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 105 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2018.

According to the report, these are “the lowest monthly casualty figures since UNAMI began publishing them in November 2012”.

Commenting on the latest figures, Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Iraq said, “While regretting the casualties, the fact that these figures are the lowest UNAMI has recorded since November 2012, is a positive indicator and shows that the country is gradually coming out of the cycle of violence into which it was forced by terrorists”.

October 2018 witnessed the lowest monthly casualty figures since UNAMI began publishing them in November 2012

The UN casualty report has indicated that Ninawa was the worst affected province, with 65 civilian casualties (29 killed, 36 injured), followed by Baghdad (29 killed and 35 injured) and Anbar (05 killed and 19 injured).

The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel.

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