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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
Close to 2,000 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in November across the country, along with hundreds of civilians, the United Nations said Thursday. The figure increased threefold from October, when tens of thousands of forces launched a huge assault to retake the Islamic State...
The UN’s human rights office has said that Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul have killed civilians who resist having rocket launchers or snipers stationed on the roofs of their houses.
The number of civilians killed in Iraq last month has nearly doubled since September according to recently released figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
The "Islamic State" has abducted thousands of people in the Iraqi city of Mosul and is using them as human shields. The group has also killed 232 people this week as Iraqi troops close in on the city, the UN reports.
[…] The announcement means that there will soon be 5,000 American troops in Iraq, seven years after the Obama administration withdrew all American troops from the country.
Civilians continue to disproportionately bear the burden of acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, accounting for more than two-thirds of those killed or injured in the month of August, the United Nations mission announced today.
The vote eases a political crisis that broke out in February over anti-graft reforms sought by Abadi, and consolidates his position ahead of a battle planned for later this year to recapture Mosul, the largest city under Islamic State control.