Fresh Clashes, Bombings Kill 36, Wound 69 Across Iraq

At least 36 people were killed and 69 more were wounded in fresh attacks. Among the casualties were soldiers wounded in clashes with militants outside of Anbar province.

Anbar‘s governor, Ahmed al-Dulaimi, offered amnesty to any anti-government fighters who lay down their arms in the next week. He promised that the government would not negotiate with the ISIS/DAASH organization attempting the takeover of the province. Nine gunmen were killed in clashes and air strikes at the outskirts of Falluja.

Clashes with ISIS/DAASH militants in Jurf al-Sakhar left 31 soldiers with injuries. Jurf al-Sakhar is south of Baghdad in Babil province, not Anbar. Gunmen also killed an army captain in a separate attack. A roadside bomb wounded five soldiers.

In Shirqat, gunmen killed three policemen. A decapitated body was found. At least four other beheading victims were discovered. A policeman was killed during a home invasion. Two gunmen were killed in a clash that also wounded a policeman.

A bomb in Tuz Khormato left four dead and seven wounded.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a soldier. Two policemen were wounded as they killed a suicide bomber. A suicide bomber targeting a lieutenant colonel killed two bodyguards and wounded two more. An I.E.D. killed a soldier and wounded a civilian.

A bomb in Tarmiya killed one policeman and wounded four more.

Gunmen killed a civilian and wounded another in Muqdadiya.

An old landmine near a former army base in Kirkuk wounded three civilians.

A bomb in Baquba wounded three people.

Gunmen wounded two policemen in Shura.

In Abu Garma, mortar fire wounded a policeman.

Security forces killed three gunmen in Baghdad.

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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.