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UN: At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016
Global   Wednesday, January 4, 2017 IST
 
UN: At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016

UN: At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016

Violence  killed no less than 6,878 non military personnel Iraqis a year ago, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Iraqi government battles to keep up security across the nation and to remove Islamic State group militants from regions under their control.

The U.N. Help Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said its numbers "must be considered as without a doubt the base" as it has not possessed the capacity to confirm setbacks among regular people in struggle regions, and of the individuals who lost their lives because of "auxiliary impacts of brutality ... because of introduction to the components, absence of water, nourishment, prescriptions and medicinal services."

UNAMI said in an announcement that 12,388 different regular people were injured in 2016. It included that last year figures did exclude setbacks among regular people in Iraq's western Anbar region for the months of May, July, August and December.

As per UNAMI figures, no less than 7,515 regular citizens were executed in 2015.

The month to month UN loss report for December 2016 demonstrated that a sum of 386 regular people were killed and another 1,066 were injured. The most noticeably awful influenced zone was the northern area of Ninevah, where government powers are battling to retake the IS-held city of Mosul, with 208 regular citizens slaughtered and 511 harmed. The capital, Baghdad, came next with 109 regular citizens slaughtered and 523 harmed.

IS, known locally by the Arabic acronym Daesh, has asserted duty regarding a series of bombings in Baghdad that have slaughtered more than 50 individuals in the most recent week alone.

The deadliest IS assault was in July when an enormous suicide shelling in a clamoring market range in focal Baghdad murdered just about 300 individuals, the bloodiest single assault in the capital in 13 years of war.

"This is, most likely, an endeavor by Daesh to redirect consideration from their misfortunes in Mosul and, sadly, it is the honest regular citizens who are paying the value," Jan Kubis, the exceptional illustrative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Iraq, said in the announcement.

The gathering was additionally behind Monday's suicide shelling in a business territory in eastern Baghdad, which killed 41 individuals and injuring 64 others. A few different assaults, including one completed by five suicide aircraft against two police headquarters in the city of Samarra north of Baghdad, slaughtered no less than 27 individuals and injured 89.

Supported by the U.S.- drove worldwide coalition, Iraqi government troops and paramilitary powers propelled the battle in mid-October to unstick IS from Mosul — Iraq's second-biggest city and the last major IS urban bastion in the nation.

Dissimilar to different reports, a month ago's report did exclude losses among security strengths. The U.N. went under feedback from the Iraqi military a month ago subsequent to reporting that about 2,000 individuals from the Iraqi strengths had been killed in November. The Iraqi government has not advanced the setback figures for government troops and paramilitary powers battling in Mosul and somewhere else in northern Iraq.



 
 
BAT attack: Pakistan Border Action Team member carried headband camera, dagger to mutilate Indian jawans, record terror attack
Global   Wednesday, January 4, 2017 IST
 
BAT attack: Pakistan Border Action Team member carried headband camera, dagger to mutilate Indian jawans, record terror attack

BAT attack: Pakistan Border Action Team member carried headband camera, dagger to mutilate Indian jawans, record terror attack

Jammu: A Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT) member, shot dead on Thursday, was wearing a headband camera on his head while sneaking over the Line of Control (LoC) into the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian Army has also recovered dagger along with arms and ammo from the killed BAT member.

The recovery of dagger and camera from the BAT member reflects the barbaric mentality of the Pakistan Army, said a senior Army officer.

In third such assault this year, a group of Pakistani special forces had on June 22 sneaked 600 meters over the LoC, executing two Indian troopers while losing one of their men in retaliatory activity.

Armed force troops, amid inquiry and sanitation operations, recuperated the body of the BAT member on Friday.

"The body of the interloper slaughtered in the BAT endeavor on 22 June has been recovered and given over to the nearby police," a senior Army officer told PTI.

"Arms, ammo and other warlike stores including an exceptional blade and a headband with a camera, cut, one AK rifle, 3 magazines, 2 projectiles other than dresses and packs was recuperated which mirrors the savage outlook of the Pakistan Army," he said.

"The undaunted activity of our warriors didn't give the evil arrangement (of disfiguring bodies and recording it on camera) a chance to succeed," the officer said.

Giving points of interest, the officer said that an extraordinary class of blade and a blade was intended to design fast mutilation and executing of jawans murdered in the terminating trades and it has been thwarted by the brisk activity by Indian troopers.

The BAT part was wearing a headband with the camera on his make a beeline for record the activity and conceivable mutilation of jawans, which was averted by different troops who shot dead one of them and harmed another, he said.

The officer said it involves examination whether the camera was live associated with Pakistan Army foundations over the outskirt.

"The information and points of interest of the camera will be broke down," he said.

"We are certain that another BAT part has additionally been slaughtered however his body was reclaimed by alternate individuals from the BAT," he said.

The Border Action Team (BAT), which for the most part contains especial forces personnel of the Pakistan Army and a few terrorists, done the assault at around 2 pm on Thursday under substantial cover fire by Pakistani troops from their posts, he said.

"A Border Action Team of five to seven vigorously furnished men, under the front of Pakistani shooting, entered 600 meters inside the LoC in Gulpur forward zone in Poonch segment around 2 PM on Thursday and propelled a furious assault on Indian Army watch party with a few sorts of weapons," the authority said.

The Pakistani aggressors came up to 200 meters close to the Indian posts.

Amid the assault, the Pakistani troops depended on terminating in Gulpur-Karmara-Chakan-Da-Bagh range along the LoC.

The equipped gatecrashers focused on a zone mastery watch of the Indian Army, setting off a gunfight, the authority said.

The Indian troops slaughtered one of the aggressors and harmed another whose removal was encouraged by the cover fire by the Pakistani troops from their posts.

In the firefight, two Indian troopers were executed. They were 34-year-old Naik Jadhav Sandip of Aurangabad, Maharashtra and 24-year-old Sepoy Mane Savan Balku of Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

The Pakistani terminating proceeded till 3.30 pm on Thursday even as the Indian posts struck back unequivocally.

Pakistan's Border Action Teams (BAT) involve vigorously equipped fear mongers, bolstered by the nation's Army. The BAT groups cross into the Indian side of the LoC while the Pakistan Army draws in the Indian troops in cross-fringe terminating in an offered to encourage BAT activities.

In a comparative BAT assault on May 01, two Indian officers were decapitated in Krishna Ghati part in Poonch locale. That assault too was done under the front of shelling by the Pakistani troops.

Preceding that, a BAT assault was done in February yet there were no losses.

Prior, there have been a few BAT assaults in which Indian jawans have been executed or their bodies ravaged.

On October 28 a year ago, activists assaulted a post and slaughtered an Indian Army fighter and ruined his body near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Machil area.

In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was slaughtered and his body ruined by a BAT. It had likewise guillotined Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh.



 
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