Militiamen Among 103 Killed Across Iraq

At least 103 people were killed and 18 were wounded across Iraq.

On Friday security forces had driven out militants from a police station they had captured in Tal al-Thahab, near Balad. Eleven militants were reported killed then, but hospital authorities are now reporting that six militia fighters were also killed during the fight. Militants returned to the station later. They executed at least 12 militiamen and at least 10 more are still missing. Helicopter cover finally managed to break the siege on the station.

Nine people were killed and 11 were wounded in al-Salman during a car bomb and small arms attack at a checkpoint.

Militants killed 12 security members in Shurqat.

In Baghdad, a bombmaker was killed when his bomb was detonated prematurely; six other people were wounded.

In Mosul, four dumped bodies were found; one belonged to a woman. Airstrikes killed a militant who had been appointed the president of Mosul University.

There are unconfirmed reports of a suicide car bombing in Samarra. Airstrikes left 35 militants dead.

Airstrikes in Yathrib left 17 militants dead.

In Arab Jabour, six militants were killed in an airstrike.

Many militants were killed in airstrikes in the area of Hawija, Rashad, and Riyadh. A militant leader was wounded at an unknown location and brought in to a hospital in Hawija.

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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.