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2018-12-03

Iraq casualty figures for November the lowest in 6 years: UN

Iraq recorded last month the lowest casualty figures due to acts of violence since 2012, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said Sunday (December 2nd).

"A total of 41 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 73 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November 2018," UNAMI said in a statement.

The Special Representative for Iraq of the UN Secretary-General, Ján Kubiš, said the continuing loss of life is "regrettable", but the latest figures are the lowest since UNAMI began publishing them in November 2012.

"The figures [though positive] are still painful; every Iraqi who falls due to terrorism represents a great loss," said Iraq's Joint Operations Command spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasul.

"The security improvement and decline of ISIS gangs is an extremely significant matter, but our ambition is to have a month without innocent victims falling at the hands of ISIS," he told Diyaruna.

"We are determined to realise that goal," he added.

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