Members of the Al-Abbas brigades, who volunteered to protect the Shiite Muslim holy sites in Karbala against Sunni militants, parade in the streets of the Shrine city on June 26, 2014
Members of the Al-Abbas brigades, who volunteered to protect the Shiite Muslim holy sites in Karbala against Sunni militants, parade in the streets of the Shrine city on June 26, 2014 © Mohammed Sawaf - AFP/File
Members of the Al-Abbas brigades, who volunteered to protect the Shiite Muslim holy sites in Karbala against Sunni militants, parade in the streets of the Shrine city on June 26, 2014
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Last updated: June 30, 2014

Iraq says death toll in June highest since May 2007

Nearly 2,000 people were killed in Iraq this month, the highest figure since May 2007, according to government figures released on Monday.

Figures compiled by the ministries of health, interior and defence showed that a total of 1,922 people died in June -- 1,393 civilians, 380 soldiers and 149 policemen.

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