Air Strikes for Anbar, Bombs Hit Baghdad: 88 Killed, 55 Wounded

At least 88 people were killed and 55 more were wounded in violence. In Anbar province, clashes and air strikes continued to killed militants by the score. Baghdad saw yet another round of multiple bombing attacks.

The United Nations released their casualty figured for January. UNAMI said that 733 Iraqis were killed last month. This figure does not include any casualties from Anbar province because those figures are not confirmable. Another 1,229 Iraqis were wounded.

Fifteen gunmen were killed in an air strike in Falluja. Other people were killed or injured, but the details are unknown. Mobile phone and Internet services were cutoff to the area. An attack on a checkpoint left two soldiers dead and three more wounded. Two suicide bombers were killed at another checkpoint.

Clashes are taking place there and in Ramadi where 35 militants were killed. Two soldiers were killed and five more were wounded in a clash. A car bomb exploded, but the number of casualties was not reported. Also, security forces repulsed a group of militants trying to sneak in from Syria.

In Baghdad, a bomb at a market killed three people and wounded 10 more in a southern neighborhood; a second bomb killed two soldiers and wounded another. Later, in an eastern neighborhood, another bomb killed three and wounded 11 more. A fourth bomb killed four and wounded another nine people.

Baghdad Operations Command reported killing six insurgents and wounded four more in Mahasna. Three more insurgents were killed and four more were wounded in other areas of the province.

A bomb killed four soldiers and wounded one more in Baiji.

A bomb in Buhayrat killed three policemen and wounded a fourth one critically.

One soldier was killed and two more were wounded in a blast in Latifiya.

In Mosul, one civilian was killed and two others were wounded in a small arms attack.

A roadside bomb in Mushahda killed one soldier and wounded two others.

In Ouja, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives without harming anyone else.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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