Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 people in August: UN

Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August, as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by jihadist-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Baghdad: Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August, as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by jihadist-led militants, the United Nations said on Monday.

At least 1,370 people were wounded during the same period, the UN`s Iraq mission said in a statement, adding that the figures do not include Anbar province, and that there were difficulties in verifying incidents in areas where there was fighting or which were outside government control.