Turkey escalated its operations against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerillas camped in northern Iraq. Baghdad condemned the airstrikes as an assault on the country’s sovereignty.
Analysts are questioning Baghdad’s partial and apparently indifferent acceptance of U.S. military equipment.
At least 175 were killed and 88 were wounded:
An attack involving two suicide bombers left at least 17 security personnel dead and 25 wounded at Anbar University in Ramadi. Clashes followed the explosions. A clash southwest of Ramadi left one soldier dead and eight wounded. Fourteen militants were also killed and at least eight were wounded.
In Rutba, Coalition airstrikes killed four people and wounded seven more.
A bomb in Mkesheifa wounded three patrolmen.
Iraqi artillery fire in Qaim left 40 militants dead.
Security forces killed 23 militants in Husayba.
In Albu Jwari, 20 militants were killed in clashes.
Eleven militants were killed in Garma.
Airstrikes killed 11 militants in Sultan Abdullah.
In Tal Albu Jared, 10 militants were killed.
A bomb killed five militants in Mosul.
Militants killed three of their own in Nineveh province on charges of theft.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
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