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U.N.: At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016

Wed Jan 04 04:00:45 EST 2017 | SM Daily Journal
BAGHDAD — Violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Iraqi government struggles to maintain security nationwide and to dislodge Islamic State group militants from areas under their control. The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said its numbers “have to be considered as the absolute minimum” as it has not been able to verify casualties among civilians in conflict areas, and of those who lost their lives due to..

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A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic Sta..
BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic St..
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BAGHDAD — Violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Iraqi government struggles to maintain security nationwi..
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People look at a burned vehicle at the site of car bomb attack in a busy square at Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district, in Iraq January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad BAGHDAD/TIKRI..
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