BAGHDAD / The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced the killing and wounding of more than 700 civilians as a result of acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq last month.
"The number of civilian deaths in Iraq last June was 411 (not including policemen), while the number of civilian wounded was 294 (not including police personnel)," the mission said in a statement, adding that the most affected province was Nineveh, where the total civilian killed was 289 civilians and 93 injured. "
"The province of Baghdad followed Mosul, where 22 people were killed and 88 wounded, and then Salah al-Din, where 31 people were killed and 34 others were wounded, and in Babylon province, 24 people were killed and 26 others were injured," noting that "the civilian casualties in Anbar the number was 20 dead and 34 wounded during the same month. "
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Jan Kubic, called for "the protection of civilians during the conflict" and condemned the "continued deliberate targeting of civilians while trying to escape the last areas controlled by the terrorist organization in Mosul."
"The terrorist organization is witnessing its end in Mosul, where Iraqi forces have attacked terrorists in the old neighborhoods of the city, but there are still civilians stuck in the area or detainees being used by terrorists as human shields," Kubic said, stressing that the safety of civilians is of great importance to the United Nations. "
Source: National Iraqi News Agency