Over 1,100 people were killed, and over 2,200 injured in terrorist violence in Iraq in Feb. 2015, according to a senior United Nations official.
Nickolay Mladenov, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Iraq tweeted that 1,103 people were killed and another 2,280 wounded in acts of terrorism and violence last month.
"Daily terrorist attacks perpetrated by ISIL [Islamic State] continue to deliberately target all Iraqis," Mladenov said in a statement, cited by the Associated Press. "There are also concerning reports of a number of revenge killings by armed groups in areas recently liberated from ISIL," he added.
The most violent city was the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with 329 civilians killed and 875 wounded, the statement added.
The number of deaths and injuries, while high, is not a significant departure from the toll violence in the country has taken in recent months, which have seen Islamic State group militants engaged in fierce fighting for control of territory in the country.
By way of comparison, in Jan. 2015 1,375 people were killed and another 2,240 were wounded; in Dec. 2014, 1,101 Iraqis were killed and another 1,868 wounded by terrorist violence, according to figures released by Mladenov.
The figures come just days after the UN Security Council condemned the “barbaric terrorist acts”, committed by ISIS in Iraq.
“The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the ongoing barbaric terrorist acts in Iraq by ISIL (Islamic State)” the council said in a statement Friday. It also reiterated that the group "must be defeated and that the intolerance, violence, and hatred it espouses must be stamped out."
Among the acts of violence the body singled out for condemnation, was the reported abduction of 100 Sunni tribesmen from outside Tikrit on Feb. 25; the immolation of 45 Iraqis in the town of Baghdadi; and the “deliberate destruction of irreplaceable religious and cultural artifacts” housed in Mosul Museum.
A video released by ISIS earlier this week showed militants destroying ancient statues with sledgehammers and drills at a museum in the city, an act the UN branded a “war crime”.
Violence in the country is unlikely to abate in the near future, following reports that 25,000 Iraqi government troops are preparing an operation to retake Mosul from ISIS forces. The operation is expected to begin in April or May, according to the Guardian.