The situation in Iraq is not showing any sign of improvement, as the United Nations reported that more than 3,700 Iraqi citizens were killed in October. This is the highest death toll registered in Iraq since US troops' arrival.
The United Nations warned over the necessity of effective measures considering the fact that violence and crimes have seriously increased. The previous record presented in July was indicating 3,590 deaths.
"Hundreds of bodies continued to appear in different areas of Baghdad, handcuffed, blindfolded and bearing signs of torture and execution-style killing. Many witnesses reported that perpetrators wear militia attire and even police or army uniforms," stated the UN.
"The civilian population of Iraq continues to be victims of terrorist acts, roadside bombs, drive-by shootings, crossfire between rival gangs, or between police and insurgents, kidnappings, military operations, crime and police abuse. Arbitrary detention, grievous conditions of detention, allegations of torture and mistreatment continue to remain an issue of serious concern in Iraq," it was added.
The report was developed using information supplied by the Iraqi Health Ministry, hospitals in the country and the Medico-Legal Institute in Baghdad.
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