TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United Nations said that violence across Iraq in February killed 703 people, a death toll higher than the year before as the country faces a rising wave of militant attacks.
The figures issued by the UN Mission to Iraq is close to January’s death toll of 733, showing that a surge of violence that began 10 months ago with a government crackdown on a protest camps is not receding.
Meanwhile, attacks this weekend killed at least five people and wounded 14, authorities said.
Attacks in February killed 564 civilians and 139 security force members in February, the UN said.
The violence also wounded 1,381, the vast majority civilians, it said. That compares to February 2013, when attacks killed 418 civilians and wounded 704.
The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.