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'Staggering' civilian death toll in Iraq: UN report | World War 4 Report

20.1.16

'Staggering' civilian death toll in Iraq: UN report | World War 4 Report: The report, compiled by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is based largely on testimony obtained directly from the victims, survivors or witnesses of violations of international human rights or international humanitarian law, including interviews with internally displaced people.

"During the reporting period, ISIL killed and abducted scores of civilians, often in a targeted manner," the report notes. "Victims include those perceived to be opposed to ISIL ideology and rule; persons affiliated with the Government, such as former Iraqi security forces (ISF), police officers, former public officials and electoral workers; professionals, such as doctors and lawyers; journalists; and tribal and religious leaders."


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