Trends and patterns
Between 2011 and 2015, AOAV witnessed some 50,050 deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Iraq, 82% of them were civilians.
64% of all recorded explosive violence recorded took place in populated areas, such as markets and places of worship. Explosive weapon attacks in populated areas in Iraq accounted for some 89% of all civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence there.
In the first nine months of 2016, 4,451 civilian deaths and injuries were recorded. 81% (3,602) of these were caused by IEDs, mostly perpetrated by ISIS. 486 of the civilian deaths and injuries were caused by airstrikes, mostly by the US-led coalition.
In these nine months, 92% of the civilian deaths and injuries occurred in populated areas such as schools, markets, and residential areas. Over 50% of all IEDs targeted markets and commercial areas.
59 of the 137 IED attacks in this period were suicide bombings, which accounts for a disproportionate 68% of all IED-caused civilian deaths and injuries in this period.
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81% of the 4,451 civilian deaths and injuries in #Iraq this year were caused by IEDs. https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveviolence/iraq/
92% of civilian deaths and injuries occurred in populated areas. https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveviolence/iraq/
Since 2011, 50,050 deaths and injuries in #Iraq were the result of explosive violence.
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