UN says at least 11,100 killed in Iraq in 2015

UN Assistance Mission for Iraq says more than 11,100 people were killed in Iraq in 2015

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Iraqi pro-government forces stand next to armored vehicles as they take position in al-Aramil area, south of the Anbar province's capital Ramadi, during military operations on December 22, 2015.

At least 11,118 Iraqis, mostly civilians, were killed in violence across the country this year, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said.

According to UNAMI, Baghdad saw most of the violence, which included explosions and clashes, while Daesh claimed responsibility for most of the attacks.

Meanwhile, Maitham al Ghazzi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the situation calls for more enhanced international cooperation to combat terrorism.

Iraqi security forces, backed by the US-led international coalition and al Hashd al Shaabi, as well as Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Sunni fighters, have been fighting Daesh for more than a year in northern and western Iraq.