6,315 Killed in Iraq During June

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Antiwar.com has found that at least 6,315 people were
killed, and 1,457 more were wounded
in Iraq during June. These figures
include civilians, security personnel, and militants, who were killed in
fighting or attacks.

At least 497 civilians were killed, and 513 more were
wounded, according to various media sources. Security forces lost 707
personnel, and another 248 were wounded. The number of militant fatalities is
estimated at 5,111 dead and 153 wounded.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
released its June figures on Friday. Their workers found 382 civilians were
killed, and 1,145 more were wounded. Security forces lost 280 personnel, and
312 were wounded. The U.N. does not attempt to compile militant casualties, nor
those in Anbar. The Health Directorate in Anbar, however, reported 15 civilians
deaths and 342 injured.

The Battle for Fallujah made the gleaning of casualty
figures especially challenging. Reports on the number of militant fatalities
varied wildly. Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Saidi, who was in charge of
the operation in Fallujah, placed
the number of militants killed there at around 1,800 dead. At the same time,
little information was given on casualties among security personnel. Also,
there may be no true figures on the number of civilian dead either. In some
cases, families were forced to bury
loved ones on their properties. Other civilians disappeared
after fleeing the city.

Combing the highest figures from media sources and the U.N.,
Antiwar.com finds that at least 6,315 were killed and 1,457 were wounded during
June. These figures should be considered low estimates. The true number of dead
may never be known.

Recent violence left 67 dead and 18 wounded:

In Yusufiya, a bomb killed
one person and wounded ten more
.

A suicide
bomber killed two people and wounded four more
in Tuz Khormato.

One
security member was killed
in an attack that also left at least seven
militants dead
in Taloul al-Baj and Makhoul.

Security forces killed
37 militants
in Nazim Taqsim and the Japanese Bridge.

In Amiriyat al-Fallujah, Shi’ite militiamen killed
15 militants
.

U.S. officials confirmed the deaths of
two militant officials
in Mosul on June 25.

Near Baquba, one
militant was killed and four were wounded
during clashes that apparently
involved al-Qaeda forces fighting the Islamic State.

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