Over 1,000 Killed in Iraq Last Month

ReasonReasonAccording to the United Nations 1,057 Iraqis were killed last month, the bloodiest months in Iraq in more than five years.

From the BBC:

Casualty figures released by the UN mission in Baghdad suggest 1,057 Iraqis were killed in July, making it the most violent month in years.

At least 4,137 civilians have been killed and 9,865 injured so far this year, with Baghdad province worst hit.

"The impact of violence on civilians remains disturbingly high," UN Iraq representative Gyorgy Busztin said.

"Iraq's political leaders must take immediate and decisive action to stop the senseless bloodshed," he warned.

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  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Like Condi said - just a few "birth pangs" of democracy.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    CHRISTFAGS!

  • Evan from Evansville||

    Bloodiest "month."

  • Rich||

    "Iraq's political leaders must take immediate and decisive action to stop the senseless bloodshed," he warned.

    By ruthlessly killing or maiming all the perpetrators!

  • ChrisO||

    Iraq's almost as dangerous as Chicago, these days.

  • Lyle||

    Hey, and occupation ain't the reason behind it. How about that?

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