U.S. Army reports more than 160 civilian casualties in Iraq in July

August 2nd, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by BNO News  

BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) — More than 160 civilians were killed as a result of insurgent attacks in Iraq during the month of July, according to figures released by the U.S. military on Sunday.

The Iraqi government had earlier said a total of 535 people were killed in July, but the U.S. military said those numbers were inaccurate. “[The U.S. military] specifically refutes that 535 people were killed in Iraq during the month of July,” the military said in a statement.

According to the U.S., the total number of people killed in Iraq for the month of July is 222 due to attacks by insurgents. The total number of wounded is 782, for a total casualty figure of 1,004.

Of the 1,004, the military said, 161 civilians were killed and 526 wounded. Among Iraqi Security Forces, 55 were killed and 201 wounded. U.S. forces suffered a total of 6 fatalities, but only one of those was as a result of combat action.

“Security incidents ranked third lowest [since January 2008], U.S. casualties ranked 2th lowest, civilian casualties ranked 9th lowest, [Iraqi Security Forces] casualties ranked 10th lowest, resulting in total casualties ranking 8th lowest since January 2008,” the military added.

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