Bombers Targeting Baghdad; 41 Killed in Iraq

The United States is readying 1,700 paratroopers for deployment in Iraq early in 2017. Meanwhile, Spain is considering raising the number of troops in Iraq by 125 to 425 soldiers in total.

In Mosul, security forces made some progress on Friday, after a week of heavy fighting.

The United Nations delivered aid to 42,000 residents of newly liberated areas of Mosul.

 At least 41 were killed and 22 were wounded:

In Baghdad, 10 people were killed and 22 were wounded in two bombings.

In Mosul, security forces killed a suicide bomber.

At least 30 militants were killed in an airstrike.

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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.