109 Killed Across Iraq

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.

Militants captured Mutassim, where they killed seven militiamen and one civilian and also wounded 11 others.

Gunmen killed two people in Muqdadiya. Mortars killed two civilians and wounded eight more. Two militants were killed while planting a bomb.

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.

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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.