Battles, Airstrikes Leave 65 Dead Across Iraq

At least 65 people were killed and 26 were wounded in the latest attacks and battles.

Shi’ite militias not only cleared Jurf al-Sakhar of Islamic State militants, they have, apparently, also cleared it of Sunni civilians. The last Sunnis who left the city were told not to return for several months. Also, the one Sunni member of the provincial council was found dead, not long after the final battle with the militants.

Seven volunteer fighters were killed and 12 more were wounded during a clash in Dujail.

Unidentified aircraft killed seven people and wounded nine more in Falluja.

In Baghdad, a bomb wounded three civilians in Adhamiya. A civilian was gunned down.

A bomb in Baquba wounded a woman and child.

In Mosul, airstrikes killed 18 militants.

Security forces near Balad killed 11 militants. An airstrike killed nine more.

Shelling left 11 militants dead in Kubaisa.

The body of a militant leader was found in Jalawla. He had been shot.

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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.