String of Blasts Hits Baghdad; 283 Killed in Iraq

Riyadh Izzaddin, the manager of the Mosul dam, rejected U.S. reports that the dam in danger of catastrophic collapse. However, an Italian company has been awarded a repair contract. Some Italian troops are already in Iraq, but more are expected to arrive to handle security at the dam.

The Iraqi government is attempting to end the Islamic State militants’ presence on the Internet.

The U.S. Government believes that the Islamic State is losing members in Iraq and Syria faster than it can acquire new recruits. However, there is also the possibility that recruits and members are traveling to Libya.

Turkish jets targeting Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) guerillas instead frightened Iraqi civilians into fleeing their homes in Senava. The warplanes struck other locations as well.

Violence left 283 dead and 59 wounded:

At least nine people were killed and 33 were wounded in a string of bombings in Baghdad. Among the attacks, four soldiers were wounded in a blast in Arab Jabour. Another one of the bombs killed one person and wounded nine in Nahrawan.

In Mosul, 12 university students were executed.

A sniper killed a security member in Tuz Khormato.

Fifty militants were killed in a security operation north of Baiji.

Airstrikes on Qaim, left 37 militants dead.

Near Um Ajil village, 29 militants were killed and 13 were wounded during airstrikes.

In Ramadi, 26 militants were killed.

At least 18 militants were killed and 13 were wounded during operations to liberate villages in the Qayara area.

In Albu Soda, security personnel killed 18 militants.

Another 18 militants were killed near Safra village.

Seventeen militants were killed in Sajariya.

Fifteen militants were killed in the Hamrin Mountains.

In Husayba, security forces killed 11 militants.

Eight militants were killed in Samarra.

Security forces killed seven militants setting bombs on a road in the Makhoul Mountains.

In Garma, a security operation left four militants dead, including an official.

Three snipers were killed in the Ajil oil fields.

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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.