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United Nations: At least 1,075 killed in Iraq in June

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  • A Kurdish security soldier checks the identity cards of Iraqi citizens at a check point Tuesday on a highway between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, in Khazer area northern Iraq. The president of Iraq's ethnic Kurdish region declared Tuesday that "we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq" as the country considers new leadership for its Shiite-led government as an immediate step to curb a Sunni insurgent rampage.

      A Kurdish security soldier checks the identity cards of Iraqi citizens at a check point Tuesday on a highway between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, in Khazer area northern Iraq. The president of Iraq's ethnic Kurdish region declared Tuesday that "we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq" as the country considers new leadership for its Shiite-led government as an immediate step to curb a Sunni insurgent rampage.
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GENEVA -- United Nations human rights monitors say at least 1,075 people have been killed in Iraq during June, most of them civilians.

The U.N. human rights team in Iraq says at least 757 civilians were killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala and Salah al-Din provinces from June 5-22.

Spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters Tuesday in Geneva the figure "should be viewed very much as a minimum" and includes some verified summary executions and extra-judicial killings of civilians, police, and soldiers who had stopped fighting.

He says at least another 318 people were killed and 590 injured during the same time in Baghdad and areas in southern Iraq, many of them from at least 6 separate vehicle-borne bombs.

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