Kurdistan Speaker Survives Assassination Attempt; 123 Killed in Iraq

Fighting in Anbar province displaced 35,000 residents over the weekend.

Turkey continued its airstrikes on suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) locations in northern Iraq.

At least 123 were killed and 57 were wounded:

At least 25 security personnel were killed and 20 were wounded in attacks on Abu Taifan and Safiyra.

An attack on Zankura left 22 security personnel dead and 16 wounded.

Militants executed six civilians in Tal Afar.

Near Kirkuk, five Peshmerga were wounded in a failed attack against Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker Kemal Kerk√ľki, who also commands the Peshmerga. Seven militants were killed.

In Baghdad a bomb killed one person and wounded four more in Turath. One person was killed and six were wounded by a blast in Suwaib.

Attacks left two security members dead and five wounded in Albu Aasi and Hessi. Eleven militants were also killed.

In Hayy al-Askari, gunmen killed one civilian and wounded another at a food shop.

In Mosul, militants executed 35 of their own for not fighting.

An armed group of young people killed six militants in Hit.

Security forces in the Makhoul Mountains killed four militants.

Shelling killed two militant leaders in Rashid, along with a number of others.

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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.