U.N.: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed in July violence

Iraqis children play outside a tent at a camp for displaced people in the al-Shurta neighborhood of west Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP)

The United Nations says at least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June.

The U.N. mission to Iraq said Saturday that at least 844 civilians were among the dead, while 488 members of Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias fighting ISIS were killed. It put the number of the wounded at 2,108. Baghdad was the worst affected province with 335 people killed.

In June, at least 1,466 people were killed and 1,687 were wounded.

Violence has escalated in Iraq after the ISIS offensive began last year. Iraqi forces have been struggling to regain control of the areas lost to the militants.

 

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