Atrocities by militias allied with Iraqi security forces in Sunni areas have escalated in recent months. Residents have been forced from their homes, kidnapped, and in some cases summarily executed. Thousands of families have fled their homes in the Muqdadiya area of Diyala province since June 2014 and, since October,…
The United Nations says fighting and other violence in Iraq has killed at least 1,375 people in January.   The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said on February 1 that the dead included 790 civilians and 585 members of the government army troops.   The statement added that at…
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 13:05

The Iraq deadliest year since 2007

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,…
Current Iraqi government must stop handing down death sentences based on evidence that was extracted by torturing suspects, Human Rights Watch says. MOSCOW, December 14 (Sputnik) — Iraq must reform its justice system and stop handing down death sentences based on evidence, extracted by torture, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said…
Medecins Sans Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) expressed concern Friday that up to 50,000 Iraqi families displaced in the Kirkuk area as a result of the Islamic State's offensives in the region are missing out on aid. So far the majority of the funds and attention of the international community (have)…
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