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UN Says 888 Killed In Violence In Iraq In November

The United Nations says 888 people were killed in violence in Iraq in November, up from 714 the previous month.

In a statement on December 1, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said that 489 of those killed in November were civilians, including police. The other 399 were members of Iraqi security forces, including the Kurdish Peshmerga, and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi army.

Not included in the figures were casualties in Anbar Province, where the UN says it could not obtain or verify the relevant statistics. Much of the vast desert province is controlled by the Islamic State extremist group.

Based on reporting by AP