Peshmerga Operations Continue; 167 Killed in Iraq

Authorities in Dohuk province recorded the births of over 21,000 babies to displaced people in their camps. Most of the newborns are from Yazidi families.           

At least 167 people were killed and 63 more wounded:

In Baghdad, three bombings left eight dead and 22 wounded. Snipers killed an employee of the Justice Ministry.

Ten Peshmerga members were killed in battles at Qarqashah.

An attack at the Trebil border crossing with Jordan left nine dead, including a civilian, and at least 15 wounded.

A bomb targeting Sunni tribal fighters in Madaen left two dead and five wounded.

A civilian was shot dead in Quba.

Four border commandos were wounded by a suicide bomber in Ramadi.

A battle in Sinjar left five Peshmerga wounded and 60 militants dead.  

Coalition forces bombed a militant hospital in Mosul killing 28 people and wounding 17 more. Doctors and nurses were among the fatalities.

The number of dead in Peshmerga operations over the last several days has been upped by 35 dead to a total of 165 killed.

In Hit, an airstrike killed three militants.

Security forces killed three bombers in Albu Aitha.

A suicide bomber was killed in Khalidiya Island.

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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.