79 Killed in Iraq as Bombers Focus on Baghdad Suburbs

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi again called on Turkey to remove its troops from Iraqi territory. Abadi said their presence was impeding the Coalition’s fight against the Islamic State militants.

At least 79 people were killed and 32 were wounded:

Two people were killed and eight were wounded when a bomb exploded in Taji.

A bomb in Mahmoudiya killed one person and wounded eight more.

In Madaen, a bomb killed one person and wounded five more.

Mortars were launched and a three suicide bombers struck at the Khazar front lines, killing four Peshmerga and wounding seven more.

A bomb in Azariya killed a Peshmerga fighter.

In Dibs, security forces found a body.

Militant shot and wounded a civilian in Laylan.

Security forces killed 41 militants and wounded three others in Anbar province.

A strike on Tal Keif killed 13 militants.

Eleven militants were killed at the Bashiqa front lines.

In Baghdad, security forces killed a suicide bomber.

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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.