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At least 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians

At least 2,240 civilians and soldiers were wounded during the same period

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Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in
January, the United Nations said on Sunday.

The dead included 585 members of the Iraqi army which is struggling to rebuild itself after Islamic State militants seized large sections of the country last year.

At least 2,240 civilians and soldiers were wounded during the same period, the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq said in a statement.