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Nearly 800 Killed in Iraq's Bloodiest Month This Year

Nearly 800 people were killed in violence across Iraq in May, the United Nations said on Sunday, making it the deadliest month so far this year. Of the total 799 people killed, 196 were members of the Iraqi security forces, and the rest were civilians - often victims of attacks by Sunni Islamist insurgents who have been regaining ground and momentum in Iraq over the past year. The real toll is in fact higher because the U.N. figures do not include casualties in the western province of...

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