"Obscene" civilian death toll in Iraq

An increasing number of people, including families with children and the elderly, have encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Photo: UNAMI

At least 18,800 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015, according to a new report released by the United Nations.

The Middle Eastern country continues to suffer internal conflict, largely due to the ongoing occupation by the ISIL terrorist group.

The UN has described the death toll as "obscene."

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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