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UN: More Than 5,500 Iraqi Civilians Killed In 2014

The United Nations says that at least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been killed as a result of violence in Iraq so far in 2014.

In a report released on July 18, it says more than 11,600 people have been wounded since January when Sunni insurgents led by the Al-Qaeda offshoot now known as the Islamic State overran the city of Fallujah in the western Anbar Province.

The report says that about 2,400 people were killed in Iraq, including 1,531 civilians, during June when the insurgents seized swathes of northern Iraq.

It also documented what it calls "systematic and egregious violations" of international law by the Islamic State, which was formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP