UNAMI: more than two thousand dead and wounded toll of violence in Iraq over the past month
Statistical UNAMI: more than two thousand dead and wounded toll of violence in Iraq over the past month and 2013 is the deadliest since 2008
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 17:42
[Baghdad – where]
Announced that the United Nations Mission in Iraq [UNAMI], that the number of dead Iraqis, during the month of December last year, amounted to 759 Iraqis and wounding 1345 injured in the violence in Iraq.
A statement by the UNAMI received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today that “the number of civilians killed during last month stood at  people [including 175 deaths of civilian police forces, while the number of civilian casualties has reached a thousand and  person [including 258 civilian police forces] In addition, the killing  element of the employees of the security forces and wounded  others. ”
He added that “the number of civilian casualties [including civilian police] who died in 2013 was the highest since 2008, 7818 people were killed [in 6787 compared to 2008] and injured 17981 [compared to 20178 in 2008].
The statement pointed out that “the month of May 2013 was the deadliest, has recorded the fall of a total of 3154 civilians [including police officers, including 963 dead and 2191 injured. Since April 2013 the total number of civilian victims [including civilian police], which fall every month between dead and injured, more than 1,500 people are always on. ”
“The capital, Baghdad was the hardest hit during the month of December, where the total number of civilian casualties, 809 people [254 dead and 555 injured, followed by the province of Salah al-Din [102 dead and 160 wounded, then Diyala [99 dead and 161 wounded, Vninoy [105 dead and 147 wounded, then Anbar [62 dead and 79 wounded] In the provinces of Kirkuk and Babel has also been reported many casualties. ”
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, according to the statement that “these figures are alarming and cause for sadness, which once again confirms the urgent need for addressing the roots of the Iraqi authorities, the problem of violence to break this vicious circle.”
Mladenov said that “the level of indiscriminate violence in Iraq is unacceptable, and I call on the Iraqi leaders to take the necessary measures to prevent terrorist groups from inflaming sectarian tensions, which in turn contributes to the weakening of the social fabric of society.”
The statement concluded by saying, “The United Nations Mission to help Iraq [UNAMI] the task of monitoring the effects of armed conflict and terrorism on Iraqi civilians, as required under its mandate, and rely UNAMI to investigate direct and sources seconds credible in the process of determining the number of civilian casualties, and that the figures contained in these statistics The province does not reflect the real numbers of dead and wounded civilians, for various reasons, and when they are getting different numbers from the same incident, it is used to make sure the number that it UNAMI. “ended.