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UN: More than 1,200 Iraqis killed in November by acts of terrorism and violence

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, an Iraqi man reacts at the site of a car bomb explosion, in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq in a crowded marketplace that killed and wounded civilians. More than 1,200 Iraqis were killed in November by acts of terrorism and violence as militants with the Islamic State group continued its rampage across the country, the United Nations said Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
December 01, 2014 - 4:05 AM

BAGHDAD - The United Nations says that more than 1,200 Iraqis were killed in November by acts of terrorism and violence.

According to the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, 1,232 Iraqis were killed in November and 2,434 were wounded, a slight decrease from last month's figures.

The U.N. obtained casualty figures for Iraq's western Anbar province from the Health Directorate in Anbar. The figures estimate that at least 402 people were killed in the province — the majority of them in Ramadi, where the Islamic State militant group continues to clash with Iraqi security forces. The U.N. independently verified that at least 332 people were killed in Baghdad province.

The U.N. said last month that at least 1,273 Iraqis were killed in violence in October.

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