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UN says more than 11,000 Iraqis killed in 2015

December 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

At least 11,118 Iraqis, mostly civilians, were killed in violence across the country this year, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said.

According to UNAMI, Baghdad saw most of the violence, which included explosions and clashes, while Daesh claimed responsibility for most of the attacks.

Meanwhile, Maitham al-Ghazzi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the situation calls for more enhanced international cooperation to combat terrorism.

Iraqi security forces, backed by the US-led international coalition and al-Hashd al-Shaabi, as well as Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Sunni fighters, have been fighting Daesh for more than a year in northern and western Iraq.