The United Nations has released its monthly report on casualties in Iraq, bringing the total number of civilians killed in 2015 to almost 4,000.
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš said in a statement, “The cycle of violence relentlessly continues in Iraq and civilians are bearing the brunt of it.”
665 civilians were killed in June, with 1,032 more injured. Iraqi Security Forces lost 801 members, not including figures for the ongoing operations in Anbar Province. 655 members of the ISF were injured.
Baghdad Governorate suffered almost 1,000 civilian casualties (324 killed, 650 injured). Figures for other areas of the country include: in Anbar 136 killed and 163 injured, Diyala suffered 87 killed and 157 injured, while Salahadin recorded 75 killed and 52 injured; Ninewa 27 killed and Zero injured; and Kirkuk 07 killed and 08 injured.
Kubiš said, “The terrorists of the so called ISIL and sectarian extremists are largely responsible for this violence which has affected all aspects of life in Iraq.
“I call upon all the Iraqi political leaders to come together and find a peaceful political solution to the existential problems that are facing Iraq and its people.”
Source: Bas News