Iraq death toll continues to decline
The number of civilians killed in violence in Iraq dropped last month, according to official figures published on Wednesday, the third month in a row. In November 2010 a total of 105 civilians died in bombings and other attacks compared with 120 in October and 185 in September, according to Health Ministry data.
It was one of the lowest monthly civilian death tolls since 2007.
A total of 23 troops and 43 police officers died in November, according to figures from the Defense and Interior Ministries, compared with 20 and 45 respectively in October. The ministries said 155 civilians, 78 police officers and 60 soldiers were injured last month.