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1,325 people killed in Iraq in August: UN report

At least 1,325 people were killed in August in ongoing violence across war-torn Iraq, according to a monthly report issued Tuesday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Of these deaths, 318 were registered in capital Baghdad alone.

The monthly death toll, the report noted, included 585 civilians and 740 Iraqi security personnel, including members of pro-government militias.

According to the same report, another 1,811 people — including both civilians and military personnel – were injured over the same period.

In July, 1,332 people were killed and 2,108 injured across the country, according to UNAMI.

Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since June of last year, when the Daesh militant group overran the northern city of Mosul before capturing additional territories in both Iraq and neighboring Syria.

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