Fighting Continues in Fallujah; 185 Killed in Iraq

The World Health Organization warned that civilians in Fallujah are at high risk for disease. Poor hygienic conditions and a lack of vaccinations could trigger a massive outbreak of disease. Last year, refugees in the Abu Ghraib area contracted cholera which later spread to other provinces.

Security forces say they have liberated 25 percent of Fallujah and killed 232 militants so far.

At least 185 were killed and 37 more were wounded:

Militants executed 19 civilians in Shirqat.

In Fallujah, a sniper shot and killed a toddler and wounded his mother as they tried to escape. Security forces killed 15 car bombers. Twenty militants were killed in Basateen and Halabesa. Twelve more were killed in southern Fallujah.

Clashes in Mukhisa left three soldiers dead and four wounded. Four militants were killed.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded four more.

A security officer was wounded in Tuz Khormato while trying to apprehend a militant who was killed instead.

In Jazira and Zankura, security forces killed 40 militants.

At least 15 militants were killed and 20 were wounded during airstrikes on Hawija.

Strikes on Mosul left 13 militants dead and seven wounded. Another 13 were killed in a strike on the Faisaliya district.

Artillery fire killed 12 militants in Doulab.

An airstrike on Rashid killed 12 militants.

A strike killed two militant officials in Shirqat last week.

A militant leader was killed during fighting in Makhmour.

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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.