As the protests across southern Iraq continues, the security forces seem to be increasing the intensity of their efforts to disperse and suppress the protesters. Over the past 24 hours, 37 people were reported dead across cities in southern Iraq, with numbers due to rise amidst on-going clashes.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that violence across Iraq is lower than any point in the last six years. Figures shows that a total of 41 Iraqi civilians were killed and 73 injured in acts of terrorism or violence in November 2018.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has documented about 40 civilian casualties – 18 deaths and 22 injuries – during the month of September due to conflict and hostilities across the country.