News Brief 10/2/2013, Tishrei 28, 5774
Iraqi September Death Toll Reaches 1,000
The United Nations says around 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in the month of September alone. So far this year, 5,740 people have been killed in the violence.
Aside from the deaths last month, 2,000 people were also wounded in a wave of almost daily bombings across the country, the UN has said.
The figures make for grim reading, with 887 civilians and 92 Iraqi security personnel killed - with the capital Baghdad taking almost half of the fatalities.