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Recent data reveal that Iraq has suffered the highest annual death toll in five years with spiraling violence having killed more than 9,000 civilians in 2013.According to figures released on Wednesday by Britain-based non-governmental organization Iraq Body Count (IBC) which tracks violence in Iraq, 9,475 civilian deaths were recorded in Iraq in 2013. Iraq recorded 10,130 deaths in 2008, according to IBC.But the Iraqi government figures indicate that 7,154 people died in the 2013 violence, including security forces and militants. The government put the 2008 death toll at 8,995.The United Nations meanwhile said 7,818 civilians and police were killed in 2013, even more than the 6,787 in 2008.Although death tolls vary widely, they all point to a sharp rise in violence in Iraq.