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The Iraq deadliest year since 2007

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Press reports published on Thursday; revealed that 2014 was deadliest year in Iraq since 2007, indicating that more than 36,000 people were killed or wounded during the events the country has witnessed over the past year.
 
The news agencies reported details and statistics showing the killing of 15,538 people, more than 12,588) of them were civilians, as a result of the fighting, armed attacks and bombardments, which affected all of Iraq's provinces, what makes this toll more than a double of the recorded one in 2013, which amounted 6,500 people, noting that this figure makes the last year the bloodiest since 2007, which saw an unprecedented wave of violence, and the number of dead was 17,956 people.
 
According to the reports, the number of injured has reached 22,620 people, mostly civilians, in areas that have been subjected to air strikes and artillery shelling, which practiced against them on a daily basis by the government troops and the international occupation forces.
 
For its part, the Organization of (Victims of the war in Iraq), the British non-governmental documenting the violence in Iraq, said that the outcome of the year 2014 reached a higher than announced by government sources, indicating that 17,073 people had been killed, making it the bloodiest year since 2003, when the United States and its allies occupied Iraq, and successive waves of violence happened subsequently.
 
amsi.com and agencies.
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