BAGHDAD, July 1 (KUNA) -- The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced on Tuesday that at least 2,661 Iraqis have been killed in acts of terrorism and violence last June.
The causalities for the month of June reached 2,661 Iraqis who have been killed in different parts of Iraq including civilians and another 2,875 were injured, said a UNAMI statement.
The statement added that the most affected Governorate was Nineveh with some 470 people killed, followed by Baghdad (375), Salahuddin (365).
The staggering number of civilian casualties in one month points to the urgent need for all to ensure that civilians are protected, the statement said, adding that as large parts of the country remain under the control of ISIL and armed groups, it is imperative that national leaders work together to foil attempts to destroy the social fabric of Iraqi society, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Vladimir Miladinov said.
He added "What can be achieved through a Constitutional political process cannot be achieved through an exclusively military response. Security must be restored, but the root causes of violence must be addressed." (end)