At least 35 people were killed and another 41 were wounded across Iraq. Also, the U.N. released an estimate of the number of Iraqis internally displaced by the fighting in Anbar.
The United Nations announced that as many as 300,000 people have fled the fighting in parts of Anbar province. Although many have remained within the province, some have moved to other provinces. Many are living in public buildings and are in need of aid. The U.N.H.C.R. also said that 1.1 million people who were displace within Iraq since 2003 have not returned to their original homes.
In Ramadi, an ambulance driver was killed and two other passengers were wounded as they were trying to evacuate people from a bombing scene; it is unclear which bombing they were called to. Security forces killed a militant leader and seven companions. Artillery fire left three civilians dead and seven more wounded in Falluja. An unknown number of militants were killed at their al-Hamra camp.
Four people were killed and nine more were wounded in a bombing in Tuz Khormato. At least two more people were killed in this or a second explosion.
Two people were killed in a bombing in Salman Pak.
Gunmen killed two civilians in Aziziya.
A blast in Buhriz killed two people.
A car bomb in Madaen wounded three civilians.
Security forces in Qayara killed a gunman.
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