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UN: Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.N. mission to Iraq says violence in the country claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.

In a statement Sunday, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 611 civilians were among 1,103 people killed last month. The rest were members of the security forces. It said at least 2,280 people were wounded, including 1,353 civilians. Last month's death toll was at least 1,375.

It said the most violent city was the capital Baghdad, with 329 civilians killed and 875 wounded.

The U.N. numbers do not include the third of the country held by the Islamic State extremist group.

According to UNAMI, last year was the deadliest in Iraq since 2006-2007, with a total of 12,282 people killed and 23,126 wounded.

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