ISIS Attacks Ramadi; 168 Killed Across Iraq

At least 168 people were killed across Iraq and another 49 were wounded in attacks and airstrikes.

The first of seven U.S. aid airlifts landed on Friday in Arbil. The goal is to provide emergency winter supplies to 150,000 refugees, but that will still leave hundreds of thousands of displaced people without aid.

Islamic State militants launched an attack on Ramadi and neighboring towns. Snipers were reported firing on people from rooftops, and mosques were asking anyone with weapons to counter attack. At least 12 militants were killed in Shujairiya.

Clashes in Kharab al-Rout left 30 militants and three Peshmerga dead. Twenty Peshmerga were wounded.

Nine civilians were killed in an airstrike in Qayara.

A suicide bomber in Albu Farraj killed five people and wounded 10 more.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded seven more. Two more people were wounded in a separate blast. A third bomb wounded one person.

Militants executed two young men in Zab.

A mortar attack on Buhriz wounded seven people.

Kurdish Shabak families have been ousted from the homes in the Mosul area, in order to give the properties to Arab families from Ramadi and Baiji.

In Mosul and Salah ad Din province, 31 militants were left dead after airstrikes.

Airstrikes left 70 militants dead in the Sinjar area.

An airstrike in Baaj killed the local wali and eight bodyguards.

Seven militants were killed in Saidiya.

In Duluiya, six militants were killed and two more were wounded in clashes with the al-Jabour tribe. Airstrikes left eight more dead.

A militant leader and his aide were killed in a clash with Albu Hishma tribe members in Yathrib.

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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.