Press reports: Thousands of civilians killed by blasts and aerial raids last year
A press report published today morning, Saturday, illustrating that the raids conducted by the government forces and US-led coalition on many areas in the north and west of Iraq, besides blasts which hit the capital from time to time caused killing of thousands of civilians in the last year.
Press sources referred that (2016 ) was among the worst years as for Iraq regarding violence and killing cases including civilians revealing that horrifying figures of victims were registered in Nineveh province due to the violent shelling on its neighborhoods day and night.
According to the project of (IBC) establishment concerning the statistics of war victims ;(16) thousand and (361) civilians were killed in the last year, the report related to inquest showed that three-quarters of the dead were men and more than one-tenth of victims were women and children in 2016 which its last part was bloody when (27)persons were killed and (5)wounded as a blast occurred in Sinaq Market in the middle of Baghdad.
Within the same context, half of the mentioned number were registered in Nineveh province where (7) thousand and (413) civilians were killed and others wounded ;Mosul and its suburbs witnessed the highest level of violence.
The inquest mentioned that (2000)civilians were killed due to the aerial raids conducted by US-led coalition supporting the government forces and militias , representing an increase of (500) deaths over the previous year ,but reports stated killing of more than (4400)civilians without knowing who killed them.
Among the notable events that were highlighted in 2016,is the bombing which was described as the worst one hitting Karada neighborhood in the middle of Baghdad in July killing (324)civilians , and was considered the biggest explosion occurring in Baghdad resulting in three thousand and (714) civilians.
UN announced earlier that six thousand and (878) civilians were killed in Iraq in 201 referring that the number does not include the civilians which they have been killed in Anbar province during four months of the year.