126 Killed in Iraq as Baghdad Suffers Spate of Bombings

A delegation of French groups has launched a radio station in northern Iraq that will cater to the needs of refugees. Over two million Iraqis fled the fighting since early last year, and northern Iraq is hosting even some from Syria. Christians are but one of the minority groups serviced by the station. The intent, however, is to unify all the groups, religious and ethnic.

At least 126 were killed and 53 were wounded.

In Baghdad, four people were killed and 10 were wounded in a bombing in the Sabaa al-Bour neighborhood. A blast in Suwaib left two civilians dead and 11 wounded. Five police personnel were killed and two were wounded in a shooting in Baghdad al-Jadida.

A professor was beaten to death and his son badly injured when militiamen, not militants, stormed their home in Qadisiya. It is the last town in the Tikrit area that has not been cleaned of militants.

In Mosul, militants executed eight militiamen who were captured in Tikrit. Airstrikes left 23 militants dead.

Gunmen killed seven workers in Mandali.

Three people were killed and 11 were wounded, five of them policemen, during a mortar attack on Amiriyat al-Falluja.

In Ramadi, seven people were executed. Seven militants were killed.

A farmer was gunned down in Abu Saida.

A bomb in Kanaan killed a number of people.

In the Sinjar region, airstrikes killed 18 militants.

Fifteen militants were killed and seven more were wounded during airstrikes near the Ajil oilfield.

In the Tikrit region, 12 militants were killed.

A Falluja militia says it has killed a militant leader who was once a general in Saddam’s army.

Six militants were killed and seven were wounded in Garma.

In Samarra, an airstrike left six militants dead.

An airstrike in Qayara injured a wali and several aides.

Dozens of militants were killed in the al-Baghdadi region.

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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.