UN / IRAQ CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

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The United Nations (UN) reported that 69 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 142 wounded in "acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict" in Iraq in December 2017. A UN Senior official expressed hope that the figures will fall rapidly in the new year when peace and stability return to Iraq. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / IRAQ CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
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DATELINE: 02 JANUARY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Exterior, United Nations Headquarters

02 JANUARY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
A total of 69 Iraqi civilians - not including police- were killed and another 142 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2017, according to casualty figures recorded by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). This compares with 63 civilians killed and 140 wounded in November. Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 122 civilian casualties. Ján Kubiš, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, expressed his hope that, as we move into the new year, these figures will fall rapidly as much-needed peace and stability return to Iraq.
5. Wide shot, press briefing room

STORYLINE:

The United Nations (UN) reported that 69 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 142 wounded in "acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict" in Iraq in December 2017. A UN Senior official expressed hope that the figures will fall rapidly in the new year when peace and stability return to Iraq.

Speaking to reporters today (2 Jan) in New York, the UN Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that according to casualty figures recorded by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMIA), a total of 69 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 142 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2017.

He added “this compares with 63 civilians killed and 140 wounded in November."

According to the report, Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 122 civilian casualties.

Farhan also said “Ján Kubiš, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, expressed his hope that, as we move into the new year, these figures will fall rapidly as much-needed peace and stability return to Iraq.”
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