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international armed conflict that commenced in Iraq in Anbar governorate in January 2014 and has since spread to other areas of the country since the beginning of June has inflicted untold hardship and suffering on the civilian population with large scale killings, injuries, and destruction and damage of livelihoods and property.
The minimum number of civilians killed in the first six months of 2014 is 5,576 with at least 11,665 wounded.
Since the beginning of June 2014, a minimum of 1,531 civilians have been killed and 1,763 have been wounded ,and some 1.2 millions people have been internally displaced as a result of the violence including over 600,000 since the beginning of June alone
originally posted by: stirling
The middle east cannot become ANY KIND OF THREAT....as long as they are busy killing each other off.....and while they do that....its an oil peddlers market out there.....
originally posted by: dollukka
There is no end in sight, António Guterres ( UN High Commissioner for Refugees ), said Iraq risks “full-fledged sectarian war and complete fragmentation” as Iraqis continue to flee their homes and minority groups are targeted.
It seems that ISIS ( ISIL)is out of control and Iraqi security forces (ISF) has failed big time protecting civilians during hostilities.
The United Nations has launched an international inquiry into allegations of human rights violations and war crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip.