Suicide Blast at Abu Ghraib Mosque; 166 Killed in Iraq

Although Fallujah is now liberated, it may be weeks or months before civilians are allowed to return home. However, their situation at the refugee camps has not improved. As well as there being little food or water, the displaced are crammed together in tents that were not meant to hold so many.

Shi’ite militiamen are now openly admitting to participating in operations inside the city of Fallujah even though they promised to stay away. So far, they have escaped any war crimes accusations that have plagued them in other Sunni cities.

Security forces have chased militants further west along the Euphrates River.

At least 166 were killed and 57 more were wounded:

A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Abu Ghraib, where he killed 14 worshippers and wounded 32 more after evening prayers.

In Fallujah, the bodies of seven detainees were found at a makeshift prison.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded five more in Seha. A bomb in Talibiya killed one person and wounded eight more.

Two farmers were shot dead in Hussein al-Hammadi.

Security forces killed about 100 militants near Sharqat.

Strikes on Badush left 28 militants dead and 12 wounded.

Ten militants were killed in strikes on Haj.

In Rutba, a suicide bomber was 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.