UN says 888 killed in Iraq violence in November, toll up from previous month

The United Nations says 888 people were killed in violence in Iraq in November, up from 714 the previous month.

The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq says in a statement Tuesday that 489 of those killed in November were civilians, including police. The other 399 were members of Iraqi security forces, including the Kurdish peshmerga, Interior Ministry SWAT forces and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi army.

The figures do not include casualties in Anbar province, which the U.N. says it could not obtain or verify. Much of the vast desert province, including the city of Fallujah and the provincial capital, Ramadi, is controlled by the Islamic State extremist group.

The U.N. says 1,237 civilians were wounded in November.