149 Killed in Iraq As Security Forces Claim Baiji Again

At least 149 people were killed in the latest battles and 42 more were wounded. Security forces once again claimed to have recovered Baiji and its refinery.

In Mosul, militants destroyed and looted several religious sites. An airstrike killed 13 militants and wounded nine more. Many militants were killed as Peshmerga troops liberated several villages to the northwest of the city.

Peshmerga forces killed 36 militants during an attack near Tal Afar and Mosul.

The final count in a blast in Tarmiya on Saturday was revised by one more dead and nine wounded. Only the deaths of three soldiers were reported earlier.

A grenade wounded the owner of a generator in Hilla. Often, one person will own a generator that will power several homes in a neighborhood.

In Baiji, 43 militants were killed on Saturday. On Sunday, five militants were killed. Sixteen were killed in an airstrike.

Eleven militants were killed in Tikrit.

Eleven militants were killed in Ramadi.

In Falluja, seven militants were killed and 23 were wounded during artillery strikes.

An airstrike in Mullah Abdullah left six 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.