Iraq Attacks, Strikes Leave 203 Dead, 111 Wounded

by , November 22, 2014

At least 203 people were killed and 111 were wounded across Iraq in the latest violence. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail is reporting that British S.A.S. troops have engaged Islamic State militants in combat, killing about 200 militants, so far.

The U.S. government has budgeted $24.1 million to arm Sunni tribal fighters with AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reported on the extent of chemical weapons found in Iraq and their disposal by U.S. forces. Most of the weapons were destroyed via open-air detonation.

Iraqi troops were deployed to eastern sections of Ramadi a day after militants attacked the city. In the Shujairiya neighborhood, soldiers found the bodies of 25 members of the Albu Fahd tribe. The bodies were randomly scattered, and the victims did not appear to have been killed in battle. At least 32 militants were killed in clashes. Seven security personnel were killed and eight more were wounded.

Twelve civilians were killed and 18 were wounded during an attack on Balad.

In Baghdad, eight people were killed and 21 were wounded in bomb attacks.

Airstrikes in Hit killed five civilians and wounded 35 more, including children.

A bomb in Babilan killed four security members and wounded 14 more.

In Habaniya, the police chief and three of his guards were killed in fighting.

Four security forces were killed and 11 were wounded during fighting in Doulab.

In Mosul, two women were executed. Four militants were killed in an airstrike.

A bomb wounded four people in Kirkuk.

Security forces killed 42 militants in Mgeberah.

In Qayara, airstrikes killed 35 militants, including a man accused of selling Yazidi girls.

Fifteen militants were killed in Mahaboubiya.

Security forces killed four militants in Balad.

Airstrikes in Jalawla and Saidiya killed many people.

Violent clashes occurred in Falluja.

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