UN: Violence kills 670 across Iraq in February

Baghdad: The United Nations says continuous violence has left at least 670 Iraqis dead in February, of whom about two-thirds were civilians.

In a statement issued yesterday, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, put the number of the killed civilians at 410 included the federal police, civil defense forces and personal security details. The rest were security forces, including Kurdish peshmerga and paramilitary troops.

It added that a total of 1,290 people were wounded, including 1,050 civilians. Last month causality figures were at least 849 killed and 1,450 wounded.


Last month saw significant deterioration in Iraq’s security situation, with two massive bombings in as many days by the Islamic State group in the town of Muqdadiyah and in Baghdad that killed at least 110 people.