Over 2,800 Iraqis killed in acts of terrorism, violence, armed conflict in Iraq in Nov.: UN spokesman

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- A total of 2,885 Iraqis were killed and another 1,380 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Thursday.

The spokesman made the remarks by citing casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The number of civilians killed in November was 926, Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here, adding that Baghdad was the worst affected governorate with 733 civilian casualties (152 killed, 581 injured).

Meanwhile, the United Nations said that close to 2,000 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in November across the country. The figure increased threefold from October, when tens of thousands of forces launched a huge assault to retake the Islamic State's last major Iraqi bastion of Mosul.

The toll includes members of the army, police who are engaged in combat, the Kurdish peshmerga, interior ministry forces and pro-government paramilitaries.

The number of members of the Iraqi forces killed released by the United Nations for October was 672.

The highest number of civilian deaths recorded in November was in Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital, with 332, the UN figures showed.

[ Editor: meng ]


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