Coalition Strikes Kill Civilians in Mosul; 244 Killed across Iraq

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State militants, may have been seriously wounded during a March airstrike in Baaj. Sources say he has been slow to recover and unable to resume duties as commander. The Pentagon has been unable to confirm this report.

At least 244 were killed and 72 more were wounded.

Some Ramadi residents are already returning to the city after reports that Iraqi forces have pushed back the militants. However, this may due to having nowhere else to go. Twelve militants were killed in overnight clashes.

In Mosul, Coalition airstrikes killed 35 civilians and wounded 22 more. Thirty women were kidnapped.

Militants released pictures of 11 militiamen they executed somewhere in Salah ad Din province.

Coalition airstrikes in Ba’shiqah killed 11 civilians and three militants. A wali was also killed.

Three people were killed and 19 were wounded when a bomb exploded at a funeral in Kirkuk. One Kurdish soldier and 15 militants were killed in fighting.

A bomb in Madaen killed three people and wounded four more.

In Baghdad, two people were killed and four were wounded in a blast. Gunmen killed a shopkeeper.

Clashes in Daquq left five Peshmerga members dead and 22 wounded.

Two Peshmerga members and 50 militants were killed during a clash in Sahl al-Malih.

Forty militants were killed in Sufiya.

Police forces killed 32 militants in Baiji.

Fourteen militants were killed during airstrikes in Garma.

In Sinjar, three militants were killed and one more was wounded.

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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.