At least 35 people were killed and 34 more were wounded in today’s violence. Clashes continued in Anbar province, while Baghdad was vexed with a number of attacks.
Although Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered the army to withdraw from Anbar province cities, at least four people were killed and three more were wounded in Ramadi today; except for one, the casualties were all gunmen. A sniper also killed one civilian and wounded two more. A journalist was killed while covering the events. Also, four security personnel were wounded. Clashes continued into the evening. The Iraqi cabinet also promised aid to Anbar in the form of food, oil and other necessities.
In Baghdad, seven people were killed in a double bombing in Zaafaraniya that left at least seven more with injuries. Four people were killed when mortars fell on a housing project. A sticky bomb killed a truck driver and passenger in Basateen. A car bomb in Kamaliya killed one person and wounded five more. Two gunmen were killed as they transported explosives. A car bomb in Jamila wounded 11 civilians.
Two officers and nine soldiers were killed when bombs were detonated in Jurf al-Sakhar.
Gunmen killed a married couple during a home invasion in Mosul.
Two people were wounded in a shooting in Falluja.
Clashes are ongoing in Haditha.