Civilians Killed in Airstrikes in Iraq; 72 Killed, 27 Wounded

Updated at 11:30 p.m. EDT, Sept. 6, 2014

Airstrikes in northern Iraq have accidentally killed civilians, including seven newborns at a hospital. This would not be the first government strike against civilian targets, accidentally or purposefully. Overall, at least 72 people were killed and 27 were wounded. Those were the documented casalties. Security forces reported killing and injuring dozens of militants in Anbar province.

Iraqi warplanes bombed a Hawija hospital, leaving 18 dead and 16 wounded. Eight of the fatalities were newborns housed in a premature baby wing that collapsed due to the strike.

Seven civilians were killed and 11 more were wounded during an airstrike in Abbasi.

In Tal Ali, an airstrike killed three civilians.

In Mosul, about 95 children, nearly half of them Yazidi, are being held at an ISIS/DAASH-controlled orphanage.

Dozens of militants were reported killed, in airstrikes near Tal Afar. An aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among them.

Peshmerga forces killed 30 militants in the mountains near Bashiqa.

An airstrike killed 13 militants, including a leading figure, during an airstrike in Nibaie.

A suicide boat bomber was killed near Tikrit by security forces.

Clashes north of Falluja left a number of militants dead or wounded.

Near the Haditha Dam, a number of militants were killed or wounded in clashes.

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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.