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Iraq: April the deadliest month in almost five years01:34

Iraq: April the deadliest month in almost five years

Iraq, Baghdad
May 3, 2013 at 11:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iraq: April the deadliest month in almost five years

As the security situation worsens in Iraq people have little hope for the future. Three Iraqi people speak about their concerns regarding money, employment and their security as they live through the country's deadliest month. Over 700 people have died in Iraq during the month of April. On April 23 alone, over 50 were killed and around 110 injured while security forces stormed a sit-in, in the town of Hawija.

The United Nations says more people died violently in Iraq in April than in any other month in nearly five years. Most of the deaths came in late April after deadly clashes took place between security forces and Sunni protesters in Kirkuk province. The incident sparked a wave of violence that quickly spread beyond the province and into other areas.

As tensions continue nationwide, young footballer, Ali, explains his hopes for the future of Iraq: "I want the security situation to become peaceful, so Iraq can be like other countries. Elsewhere maybe one or two people are killed each day, but here many people are killed every day, by explosions, and even beheadings. So I want Iraq to become safe like other countries"

While some are concerned about their safety others are focused on job security, one Iraqi biker said: "The biggest problem is financial support. Today everyone is constantly trying to find work but in Baghdad there very few jobs. I myself am unemployed"

As Iraqis continue to deal with wide spread corruption and political unrest former journalist, Sabah Hassan Hussein, speaks about her concerns with the current government. "In this country, money can buy you a degree, it can buy you a high position, and it can buy your freedom. And if you get accused of something in Iraq, you could be executed just because you can't afford to pay to save your life"

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Iraq: April the deadliest month in almost five years

As the security situation worsens in Iraq people have little hope for the future. Three Iraqi people speak about their concerns regarding money, employment and their security as they live through the country's deadliest month. Over 700 people have died in Iraq during the month of April. On April 23 alone, over 50 were killed and around 110 injured while security forces stormed a sit-in, in the town of Hawija.

The United Nations says more people died violently in Iraq in April than in any other month in nearly five years. Most of the deaths came in late April after deadly clashes took place between security forces and Sunni protesters in Kirkuk province. The incident sparked a wave of violence that quickly spread beyond the province and into other areas.

As tensions continue nationwide, young footballer, Ali, explains his hopes for the future of Iraq: "I want the security situation to become peaceful, so Iraq can be like other countries. Elsewhere maybe one or two people are killed each day, but here many people are killed every day, by explosions, and even beheadings. So I want Iraq to become safe like other countries"

While some are concerned about their safety others are focused on job security, one Iraqi biker said: "The biggest problem is financial support. Today everyone is constantly trying to find work but in Baghdad there very few jobs. I myself am unemployed"

As Iraqis continue to deal with wide spread corruption and political unrest former journalist, Sabah Hassan Hussein, speaks about her concerns with the current government. "In this country, money can buy you a degree, it can buy you a high position, and it can buy your freedom. And if you get accused of something in Iraq, you could be executed just because you can't afford to pay to save your life"