UN: Iraq violence kills 799 people in May

June 1, 2014 11:38 AM

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UN: Iraq violence kills 799 people in May

Baghdad: The United Nations says violence has claimed the lives of 799 Iraqis in May, the highest monthly death toll so far this year.

The figures issued on Sunday by the UN mission to Iraq put last month's civilian death toll at 603, with 196 security forces killed. UNAMI added that 1,409 other Iraqis, including 1,108, were wounded. Last month's death toll stood at 750.

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