December the least deadly month of the year in Iraq

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 1, 2011 21:21

 
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BAGHDAD  — Iraqi authorities reported Saturday that December was the least deadly month of the year 2010.

Iraq's official casualty tally, compiled by the interior, health and defense ministries, shows that 151 people were killed in insurgents attacks in December, the lowest toll of the year.

Violence has significantly subsided in Iraq in the past years although insurgents still frequently target members of the security forces and civilians.

According to the Iraqi government data, 3,525 people died in insurgent attacks in 2010. The majority of the casualties — 2,505 — were civilians.

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