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Iraq crosses 1000 killings in June only


UN confirmed killing of at least 1,075 people, mostly civilians during ISIS insurgency in Iraq. According to a report by UN Human Rights team in Iraq, 757 civilians have been executed in Neneveh, Diyala and Salahuddin provinces while another 318 were in Baghdad and areas in southern Iraq between 5 and 22 June.
UN spokesman Rupert Colvile said the figure “should be viewed very much as a minimum”. He added that it included some verified summary executions and extra-judicial killings of civilians, police officers and soldiers who had stopped fighting. June has been passing through insurgency of Islamist militants under the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), occupied over a huge territory in the north and west including Mosul, the second biggest city of Iraq. The UN team in its report, mentioned the massacre of 15 Shia civilians, abducted from the village of Pirwajili in Salahuddin province. Also stated that a further 45 unidentified dead bodies were found on the banks of the Tigris river. Additionally, UN human rights officers in Iraq have validated the reports of summary executions carried out by Iraqi security forces as they withdrew from the Nineveh Operations Command HQ in the city of Mosul as it was overrun by ISIS hardliners. In this incident, grenades were reportedly thrown into rooms, killing at least 10 and injuring another 14


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