At least 53 people were killed and 65 more were wounded in today’s attacks and clashes. The town of Saniya, in northern Iraq, was briefly held by militants last night. Also, the Iraqi army has suspended operations in Falluja until Tuesday.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said security forces would suspend military operations in Falluja for 72 hours effective yesterday. Artillery fire did taper off yesterday, but five people were killed today and five more were wounded in fresh shelling. Some clashes were fought as well.
Four crewmembers were killed when their helicopter was shot down over Garma.
Outside of Anbar:
A car bomb in Qadisiya killed two policemen and wounded nine more.
Two men were killed as they tried to plant a roadside bomb in Um-Najim.
Two female bodes bearing gunshot wounds to the head were found in Basra.
A roadside bomb in Tikrit killed one person and wounded his passenger.
In Kirkuk, a sniper targeting a military commander killed his bodyguard instead.
In Mosul, gunmen killed one soldier and wounded another.
A mortar attack in Baiji killed one policeman and wounded three more.
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