U.N. Casualty Figures Show Conflict in Iraq Killed 125 Civilians in August
Conflict in Iraq during the month of August caused the deaths of 125 civilians and injured another 188, the United Nations reported.
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) released casualty figures for the month of August on Friday (September 1).
UNAMI said the number of civilians killed in the month excluding police was 116 and 181 others not including police injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict.
According to the UNAMI’s figures, Baghdad was the “worst affected governorate” with 180 civilian casualties.
Casualty figures in the country, which UNAMI recorded, showed 36 people were killed in the Nineveh Governorate and 18 were injured.
UNAMI cited Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Jan Kubis as saying, “Daesh terrorists have shown absolute disregard for human life. Shamelessly, the terrorists have indiscriminately targeted civilians, most recently in Baghdad earlier this week, to avenge their losses on the battlefield as they lost control of Tal Afar. However, the patience and resilience of the Iraqi people have defeated the terrorists' aim in breaking their unity."
A car bomb killed at least eight people and wounded at least 25 in a crowded vegetable market in a Shia Muslim district of Baghdad on August 28.
Up to 241 people were killed and 277 others were wounded in the month of July, despite ongoing military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS).