TEHRAN, 4 January 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 69 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 142 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
“Casualty figures for the month of December 2017 have remained at a similar level to November, which is disappointing,” said the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš. “I very much hope that, as we move in the new year, these figures will fall rapidly as much-needed peace and stability return to Iraq.”
Overall, in 2017 UNAMI recorded 3298 civilians killed and 4781 civilians wounded - excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available.
*CAVEATS: UNAMI has been limited in effectively verifying casualties in certain areas; in some cases, UNAMI could only partially verify certain incidents. For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum.