UN: 1,325 people killed in Iraq in August

More than 300 of the deaths reported last month were registered in violence-wracked Baghdad alone

UN: 1,325 people killed in Iraq in August

World Bulletin / News Desk

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 ISIL militant group overran the northern city of Mosul before capturing additional territories in both Iraq and neighboring Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Eylül 2015, 17:20