Iraq's monthly death toll decreases as U.S. ends combat mission

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The monthly death toll in Iraq fell in August compared with the previous month as the U.S. troops had announced the end of its combat operations in the country, Iraqi authorities said Wednesday.

Figures compiled by Iraqi interior, defense and health ministries showed that 426 people were killed by attacks in August across the country, including 295 civilians and 131 security members. About 535 people were killed by attacks in July.

The latest death toll came as the country's political process is still stumbling and the Iraqi politicians fail to find a way out to form a new government after the parliamentary elections were held nearly six months ago.

Overall violence in Iraq has dropped sharply since the height of the sectarian warfare in 2006-2007, but the latest March polls fuelled a new wave of bloodshed.

Also in August, the U.S. military said that three U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq, which brought the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq to about 4,416 since the breakout of the Iraqi war in 2003, local media reported.

Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama had announced the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. Washington said that about 50,000 U.S. troops would remain in Iraq to conduct support and training missions.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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