Airstrikes near Fallujah Kill Hundreds; 285 Killed in Iraq

The United States has given Iraq a $2.7 billion dollar credit for the purchase of military equipment and maintenance. Iraq has eight and a half years to pay it back.

Troops marching towards Qayara from the south have advanced as far as Telol al-Baj.

At least 298 were killed and 27 more were wounded:

In Sharqat, five people were executed. Unidentified gunmen killed three militants, including a communications officer. Security forces killed eight more militants.

In Baghdad, a bomb in Amin district killed one person and wounded seven more. One person was killed and five were wounded by a blast in Tobji.

Three people were killed and seven were wounded in a blast in Abu Ghraib.

Mortars fired on Telol al-Baj killed two civilians and wounded eight more.

U.S. airstrikes south of Fallujah left 250 militants dead.

Fifteen militants were killed in Qayara.

In Doulab, shelling killed nine militants in boats.

Security forces killed a militant in Baghdadi.

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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.