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UN: At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016
Global   Wednesday, January 04, 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.



 
 
India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Yadav
Global   Wednesday, January 04, 2017 IST
 
India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Yadav

India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Yadav


Islamabad: insideIndian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale, WednesdayWednesday, met Pakistan Foreign Secretary  Tehmina Janjua to formally file associate degree charm against the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for alleged spying.

“We have filed associate degree charm and that we wish that Kulbhushan Jadhav is discharged at the earliest,” Bambawale told reporters once the meeting.

As per Pakistani law, associate degree charm had to be within forty days of the sentencing. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for alleged spying on Apr ten. The charm has been filed under the Pak Army Act Section 133(B) - Court of Appeals.

During his meeting the Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Bambawale also demanded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Pakistan has denied Indias request for consular access to 46-year-old Jadhav over a dozen times in the last one year.

Pakistan Army has already rejected any chance of granting consular access to Jadhav who was sentenced to death for espionage and subversive activities.

During his previous meeting with Januja - on April 14 – Bambawale had asked for the list of charges and authentic copy of verdict of military tribunal against Jadhav to launch an appeal against his conviction.

He also said that India was seeking consular access on the basis on international law humanitarian grounds.

Pakistan Foreign Office has said that during the period of the trial of Jadhav, the due judicial process was followed and he was provided with a lawyer in accordance with relevant laws and the Constitution of Pakistan.

Jadhav was awarded death sentence by the Field General Court Martial earlier this month, evoking a sharp reaction in India which warned Pakistan of consequences and damage to bilateral ties if the "pre-meditated murder" was carried out.

Pakistan claims its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. It also claimed that he was "a serving officer in the Indian Navy."

The Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Jadhav after his arrest.

However, India denied Pakistans contention and maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped by the Pakistan authorities.

India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government. 



 
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