216 Killed in Iraq as Falluja Faces Starvation

U.S. troops are firing weapons every day at Firebase Bell near Makhmour, according to military spokesman Col. Steve Warren.

At least 216 people were killed and 17 were wounded:

Six civilians died of starvation, including three children, in Fallujah, where the situation is getting desperate. If help does not arrive soon, many more could die.

A bombing in Abu Ghraib killed two people and wounded eight more.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two militiamen and wounded three more.

A Coalition airstrike on a rocket factory killed as many as 34 militants in Qayara.

In Hit, a complicated battle continues. Security forces killed 25 militants in the western neighborhoods of Qindi and Shaqoufa. Fifteen more were killed in Dawara.

Forty militants were killed in a strike near Nasr.

Security forces in Tikrit killed 18 militants.

In Bashir, security forces killed 15 militants.

Fifteen militants were killed in strikes on Qaim.

Security forces in Garma killed 13 militants.

Artillery fire left 12 militants dead in Albu Diyab.

In Mosul, a strike killed a militant information minister, his wife, and five children. Eighteen militants were killed in other airstrikes.

Two militants were killed and six were wounded in a strike on Zawiya.

In Saqlawiya, two suicide bombers 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.