Airstrike Takes Out Militant Base in Anbar; 139 Killed across Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi fired 123 deputy ministers and general managers on Wednesday. Senior officials will be forcibly retired, while others will have their status adjusted. The duties of the dismissed men will be transferred to their subordinates. Salary adjustments will also be implemented.

At least 139 were killed and 16 were wounded:

Two suicide bombers attacked a joint forces base in Anbar province, where they killed at least 13 security personnel and wounded 13 more.

In Mosul, 10 women were executed for refusing to have sex with militants. Eleven militants were killed in an airstrike.

Three militiamen were killed and three more were wounded during clashes in Sherwin.

Two people were executed in Hit.

An unknown number of militants were killed during an air strike and on a stadium in Ramadi. Video of the strike showed that a secondary explosion occurred after the strike, suggesting that a massive amount of explosives was detonated.

In Baghdad’s northwest suburbs, 35 militants were killed.

A missile strike in Falluja killed 23 militants.

Nine militants were killed in Sinjar.

A foiled suicide attack left seven militants dead in Husayba. Ten more were killed there or in Tel Massoud.

Six militants were killed in Daquq.

An airstrike on Albu Hayat left a wali and two aides dead.

Two snipers and a suicide bomber were killed in Saqlawiya.

In Tikrit, two militants were killed.

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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.