At least 109 people were killed and 21 more were wounded.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked the U.S. government to provide more airstrikes and heavy weaponry. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel responded that some weapons deliveries were already moved up. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry asked Congress to not prevent ground troops from eventually being deployed to Iraq.
On a highway near Wehda, militants shot at a bus carrying students. One female student was killed and two more were wounded.
Two civilians were gunned down in Khalis.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed a civilian.
Airstrikes left 38 militants dead near Kirkuk.
Thirty militants were killed when security forces liberated six villages in Zaid.
Clashes in Ramadi left 23 militants dead.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
- Seven U.S. Airmen Among 131 Killed in Iraq – March 16th, 2018
- U.S. Military Helicopter Crash; 63 Killed in Iraq – March 15th, 2018
- Mass Grave Found Near Kirkuk; 29 Killed in Iraq – March 14th, 2018
- Militiaman Shoots P.M.’s Security Officer; 32 Killed in Iraq – March 13th, 2018
- Scattered ISIS Attacks near Kirkuk; 54 Killed in Iraq – March 12th, 2018