Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK (a) civilian and (b) military personnel were (i) killed and (ii) injured in the Iraqi provinces of (A) Al Basrah, (B) Al Muthanna, (C) Dhi Qar and (D) Maysan in each month from March 2003 to December 2005; and how many attacks on multi-national forces were recorded in each Iraqi province during that period.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, The Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 4 June 2007

The following figures are produced from the most complete record of events within Multi National Division (South East) and are for the period between March 2003 and December 2005. Each record is not specifically verified and so cannot be guaranteed to be completely accurate.

The figures include incidents that involved the employment of improvised explosive devices, rockets, mortars, rocket propelled grenades, grenades, small arms and other weapons such as petrol bombs or knives, but not the throwing of stones. Number of Attacks on MNF by Province

Years/province Month Attacks on MNF
2003
Al Muthanna March 0
April 0
May 0
June 0
July 0
August 6
September 0
October 2
November 2
December 8
Basrah March 0
April 0
May 0
June 20
July 29
August 82
September 26
October 53
November 25
December 23
Dhi Qar March 0
April 0
May 0
June 1
July 4
August 7
September 3
October 2
November 3
December 1
Maysan March 0
April 0
May 0
June 5
July 7
August 12
September 7
October 12
November 7
December 8
2004
Al Muthanna January 0
February 2
March 2
April 7
May 10
June 1
July 3
August 13
September 2
October 4
November 3
December 2
Basrah January 1
February 11
March 20
April 37
May 86
June 36
July 27
August 143
September 76
October 39
November 18
December 27
Dhi Qar January 1
February 7
March 3
April 14
May 41
June 9
July 5
August 28
September 3
October 8
November 11
December 1
Maysan January 0
February 3
March 6
April 68
May 119
June 51
July 6
August 337
September 8
October 6
November 4
December 4
2005
Al Muthanna January 1
February 3
March 2
April 0
May 0
June 3
July 2
August 0
September 1
October 1
November 5
December 2
Basrah January 31
February 9
March 5
April 3
May 16
June 6
July 11
August 8
September 32
October 24
November 8
December 17
DhiQar January 4
February 1
March 3
April 4
May 1
June 4
July 2
August 2
September 3
October 3
November 3
December 0
Maysan January 4
February 3
March 7
April 9
May 9
June 22
July 13
August 23
September 8
October 10
November 20
December 7

It is not possible to break down the number of persons killed and injured in each attack as requested. The total number of UK military and civilian personnel killed and injured between March 2003 and December 2005 is provided on the MOD website at:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/FactSheets/OperationsFactsheets/OperationsInlraqBritishCasualties.htm.

The information on the website does not include UK civilians employed or contracted by other Government Departments or by civilian contractors. This information is not held by the MOD.

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