The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is now, according to reports, killing more Syrian rebels than is the Syrian army. This is the group that has taken over parts of Anbar province and is attempting to take over more or Iraq. They are also known as ad-Dawla al-Islāmiyya fi al-‘Irāq wa-sh-Shām (DAASH).
Although there were fewer reports from Anbar today, there were plenty from other provinces. At least 47 people were killed and 80 more were wounded.
Two soldiers were killed and five more were wounded when gunmen fired upon a Latifiya checkpoint.
Mortars in nearby Yusufiya killed one person and wounded seven more.
An I.E.D. in Mahmoudiya killed one civilian and wounded seven more.
In Madaen, gunmen killed two people.
A civilian was killed in Hilla.
A roadside bomb in Tarmiya killed three soldiers and wounded five more.
A sticky bomb killed a policeman in Meshahda.