Shi’ite Neighborhoods Rocked in Baghdad; 384 Killed in Iraq

Updated at 11:31 p.m. EDT, July 31, 2016

According to the United Nations, Iraq authorities plan to allow Fallujah residents to return to their homes in August.

At least 384 were killed and 217 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber in a Karrada shopping district left 324 dead and at least 200 wounded. The number of fatalities continued to increase in the days that followed, but it is unclear if the known wounded had died or if the new fatalities were discovered later. At least 25 of the victims were children. Families had gathered at the multi-level building to break their Ramadan fast.

Elsewhere in Baghdad, five people were killed and 16 were wounded by a bomb that exploded in Shabb shortly after the Karrada bombings. A government employee was shot dead. A suicide bomber was killed.

A sniper killed a commander in Khalidiya. Strikes killed ten militants. Security forces killed 14 militants.

A civilian was shot dead in Barwana.

In Mosul, strikes killed 28 militants.

Peshmerga forces killed 20 militants during a failed attack on them in Tel Skuf.

Security forces killed a senior militant in Waqaf.

In Makhoul, 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.