2,695 Killed in Iraq in July

Updated at 11:02 p.m., EDT, Aug. 1, 2016

At least 2,695 people were killed, and 1,352 were wounded in Iraq during July.

During July, Antiwar.com found that 719 civilians were killed and 814 more were injured. Security forces lost 82 personnel, while anther 89 were wounded. Militants registered 1,846 dead and 145 wounded. Also, 20 Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) were killed in Turkish airstrikes.

The United Nations released their figures on August 1. Their researchers on the ground found 629 civilians and 130 security personnel were killed. Another 1,061 civilians and 146 security personnel were wounded. The U.N. does not attempt to gather figures on militant casualties.

Except for civilian casualties, these figures are much lower than in June, when 6,315 people were killed, and 1,457 more were wounded. Security forces reported very few casualties, and the government also reported few militant deaths. It could be that fewer military operations have meant fewer deaths.

Civilian casualties, however, were considerably higher, thanks in part to a major attack on July 3 in Karrada.

At least 35 people were killed and 26 were wounded in recent violence:

Militants attacked an AB2 gas compressor station near Bajwan, shooting four employees to death and wounding two security guards.

The group then traveled to the Bai Hassan oil station. Three militants blew themselves up, and the fourth was killed in a clash. One engineer was killed and six policemen were wounded in the attack. Another two suicide bombers were reported.

In Baghdad, militants attacked the home of a pair of militiamen killing them, two women, and three children.

A bomb exploded at a Tarmiya market, killing two people and wounded nine more.

Two border guards were killed and five were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked their post in western Anbar province.

A bomb near a Madaen lake left two dead and three wounded.

One person was killed and another wounded in a roadside bombing in Buhriz.

Six militants were killed in a strike on Mosul.

Near Qayara, a strike left three militants dead.

A suicide bomber was killed in Khalidiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.