Iraqi men queue to register as volunteers to fight along side the security forces against jihadist Sunni Muslim militants, outside a recruitment center in the capital Baghdad June 24, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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At least 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and roughly the same number injured in fighting and other violence in Iraq in June as Sunni militants swept through the north, the United Nations said Tuesday.Victims include a number of confirmed summary executions committed by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and prisoners killed by retreating Iraqi forces.At least 757 civilians were killed and 599 injured in the northern provinces of Ninevah, Diyala and Saladdin from June 5-22, U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing.Abductions continue to be reported in the northern provinces and in Baghdad, Colville said. They include 48 Turkish citizens abducted from Turkey's consulate when ISIS captured Mosul and 40 Indian nationals working for an Iraqi construction firm who were also kidnapped.
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