Baghdad, 1 January 2016 – According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 980 Iraqis were killed and another 1,244 were injured in acts of violence and current conflict in December 2015*.
The number of civilians killed was 506, where the capital Baghdad was the most affected province with 261 dead, followed by Nineveh with 68 death case; however, according to medical sources in Anbar province UNAMI pointed out that some 124 were dead during the armed conflict across the province but the figures were not precisely accounted due to hard conditions on the ground, whereas the number of civilians injured was 867.
“The year 2015 has seen thousands of Iraqis killed and injured as a result of conflict and terrorism. This is unacceptable,” said the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš.
“The Iraqi people have every right to live in peace and tranquility. The United Nations continues to deplore this continuing loss of life,” he added.
Annual Reports said that the death toll of Iraqis during 2015 was 7515 dead, and 14 855 wounded.