Two Iraqis Killed; al-Qaeda Claims Old Attacks

At least two Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, the Islamic State of Iraq, an al-Qaeda related group, claimed responsibility for a series of 43 attacks in Anbar province during June and July.

No casualties were reported when a shell launched from Syria struck a home in Qaim. A Syrian fighter briefly flew into Iraqi airspace. Also, the border was opened to allow more refugees to cross into Iraq.

In Mussayab, gunmen killed a civilian and wounded his wife.

A civilian was gunned down in Nasariya.

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Adhaim where they wounded two soldiers.

A sticky bomb wounded a civilian in Jalawla.

A high-ranking officer was wounded in Kirkuk when a bomb blew up.

Two Yazidis were kidnapped in Sinjar.

In Kut, a sniper tried to assassinate a lawmaker but failed to cause any injuries.

Four bombs were defused at a policeman’s home in Jurf al-Sakhar.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.