More than 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in June

June 24, 2014 12:52 PM

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GENEVA: At least 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and roughly the same number injured in fighting and other violence in Iraq in June as Sunni militants swept through the north, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Victims include a number of confirmed summary executions committed by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and prisoners killed by retreating Iraqi forces.

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