Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 people in August: UN

AFP , Monday 1 Sep 2014

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Baudelaire Ndong Ella, right, President of the Human Rights Council, sits next to Flavia Pansieri, left, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, during the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept.r 1, 2014. (Photo:AP)

Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August, as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by jihadist-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday.

At least 1,370 people were wounded during the same period, the UN's Iraq mission said in a statement, adding that the figures do not include Anbar province, and that there were difficulties in verifying incidents in areas where there was fighting or which were outside government control.

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