Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

6,000 Iraqis Die in Last Two Months of Violence

As reported in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s (UNAMI) bimonthly human rights report for May-June, “5,818 civilians were reportedly killed and 5,762 wounded during those two months”.

The report says that “killings, kidnappings and torture remain widespread and fear resulting from these and other crimes continue to increase internal displacement and outflows of Iraqis to neighboring countries.” The report also stated that “the Health Ministry publicly acknowledged that at least 50,000 people have been killed violently since 2003.” The Ministry added that “the Baghdad morgue received 30,204 bodies from 2003 to mid-2006.”

To read more from UNAMI click here.


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