257 Killed in Iraq as Abadi Asks for More Airstrikes

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would welcome Russian air strikes on Islamic State targets and charged the U.S.-led Coalition with failing to give Iraq enough support. No bombing plans have been made so far according to Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

At least 257 were killed and 72 were wounded in battles:

Five security personnel were executed in Nimrod.

A bomb in Baghdad killed one person and wounded six more at a soccer stadium.

In Hawija, Peshmerga forces and Coalition strikes left 65 militants dead and 45 wounded.

Airstrikes in Mosul killed 45 militants.

More than 50 militants were killed during airstrikes on Makhmour.

In Qayara, airstrikes killed about 34 militants at a factory and left another 16 wounded.

A rocket attack killed 22 militants in Jowaiba.

A dozen militants were killed in Khorsabad and Noran.

Security forces in Mallab killed 10 militants.

In Garma, security personnel killed seven militants and wounded one more.

Six militants were killed and four were wounded in Ba’shiqah.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.