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Over 800 Iraqis killed in November, UN mission says
December 02,2015   By:Xinhua
UNITED NATIONS, Dec.2,2015-- A total of 888 Iraqis were killed and another 1,237 others wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict last month, a UN spokesman said here Tuesday.
 
"That toll includes nearly 500 civilians killed," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, citing the figure released by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
 
Jan Kubis, the UN secretary-general's special representative for Iraq, said Tuesday that the Iraqi people continue to suffer from the vicious circle of violence.
 
Kubis said that the United Nations deplores acts of terrorism and armed conflict in Iraq that lead to continued losses of life.
 
Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed urgently needed food assistance on Tuesday, provided by the government of Iraq, to nearly 70,000 people in the besieged cities of Haditha and Al Baghdadi in the central governorate of Anbar, Dujarric said.
 
Lack of steady access to these cities, located some 240 km northwest of the capital Baghdad, has left tens of thousands of people without humanitarian assistance for more than seven months.
 
Haditha and Al Baghdadi have been under siege since March 2015, severely impeding humanitarian access and exacerbating humanitarian needs. 
 
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