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October the most violent month so far :UNAMI

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I a highest monthly toll so far this year; a total of 3,283 Iraqis were killed and wounded just in October across the uprising Iraq's provinces, including Baghdad and northern Babil, as a result of the worsening violence due to the ongoing government war against Iraqi people, antagonistic sectarian crimes committed by the Iran-backed militias toward unarmed citizens, and the marginalization policy pursued by the Baghdad administration amid the evident ignoring of the real causes of the Iraqi crisis by the international community that claiming the help of peoples to gain their rights and demands.
 
No less than 1,273 Iraqis have been killed, most of them were civilians, and 2,010 more injured in attacks and violence in October in Iraq, according to a statement issued on Saturday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

However, the statement added that the "UNAMI has also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care."

The Iraqi capital of Baghdad - where the Iran-backed sectarian militias committed an abhorrent crimes against unarmed civilians - was the worst affected province, with 379 civilian killed and 983 others injured. The capital was followed by the provinces of Salahudin, Diyala, Nineveh, Babil, and Kirkuk.

"Justice and accountability for those responsible for these mass executions, killings, disappearances and displacement must be ensured," he continued, urging the current government to ensure that all persons or groups who commit or have committed such barbaric crimes are brought to justice, according to the statement.

The UNAMI excluded the casualties in Anbar province where fierce clashes flared up after the Maliki Army has attacked an anti- government protest site outside Ramadi in late December last year, which left dozens killed and injured of unarmed protesters.

The security situation in the country has drastically deteriorated since the last year, when bloody clashes broke out between Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias on one hand and hundreds of militants from an armed opposition groups on the other hand.

Iraq has been witnessing some of the worst violence in years. Terrorist attacks and clashes have killed 5,576 civilians in Iraq in the first half of this year, with 11,666 more wounded, according to a recent UN report.

amsi.com & agencies.

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