158 Killed in Iraq as Focus Turns to Militia Violence

In Tikrit, several more bodies were pulled from what is believed to be a mass grave containing Camp Speicher victims. What is more concerning, however, is the accusation that Sunni militiamen are retaliating against Sunni civilians they believe supported the Islamic State militants.

In Anbar province, the talk is of limiting Shi’ite militia involvement, even though local authorities would welcome other assistance from the federal government.

And, in Sinjar, a Yazidi militia leader was arrested for forming an “illegal” militia.

At least 158 were killed and 10 were wounded.

In Mosul, militants executed four criminals. Airstrikes killed 18 militants and wounded four more.

A roadside bomb near Haditha killed two people.

One militiaman was killed and three more were wounded in a blast in Muqdadiya.

A body was found in a Hashimiya orchard.

A Katyusha rocket attack wounded three people in Sabaa al-Bour.

Peshmerga forces in Harden rescued 28 Yazidis from militant captivity.

In Qadisiya, an explosives expert was killed at a booby-trapped house. At least 34 militants were killed in clashes.

Sixty militants were killed during an attack on al-Maleha.

An airstrike near Hawija left 22 militants dead.

In Baghdad, nine militants were killed.

Security forces across Diyala province killed five militants.

Border guards killed a militant near Rutba.

Dozens of militants were killed in the Hamrin Hills.

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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.