4,777 Killed in Iraq during June

by , July 01, 2015

The United Nations released its June casualty figures. It found that 1,466 people were killed and 1,687 were wounded. The fatalities are the highest since last September and may be due to increased fighting involving security figures and the fall of Ramadi. The U.N. does not attempt to tally deaths among the militants, so these are the absolute minimum figures possible. There is evidence that the Iraqi government is undercounting its dead, and there is no method to count the victims behind enemy lines.

Antiwar.com, using news reports, found at least 3,311 militants were killed and 287 were wounded. Many of these deaths were reported by the Iraqi government, which could be exaggerating its successes. On the other hand, many of the wounded might not have fallen into government hands and therefore are uncountable. In total, 4,777 were killed and 1,974 were wounded during June.

At least 150 were killed and 53 were wounded in recent violence:

Two mass graves containing security members were discovered in Anbar province, but the details have not been released.

In Badush, militants executed 22 members of the al-Jabour tribe.

Three civilians were killed and nine were wounded in a bomb attack in Yusufiya.

A bomb in Mahmoudiya yesterday killed three people and wounded 10 more.

Two people were killed and six were wounded in a blast in Madaen.

In Baghdad, at least four people were killed and 13 were wounded in bombings. Three dumped bodies were found. On Tuesday, blasts in Hurriya and Ghazaliya left three dead and 15 wounded.

Airstrikes in Samarra left 21 dead.

Eighteen militants were killed and 10 were wounded during airstrikes in Hawija.

In Ramadi, 16 militants were killed.

Militiamen killed 10 militants in Habbaniya.

In Mtabijh, four militants were killed.

Two suicide bombers were killed in al-Fatha.

A witness in Mosul said hundreds of militants were brought in dead or wounded to hospitals. They had been fighting in Baiji and Qayara.

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