At least 88 people, mostly gunmen, were killed, and 29 more were wounded in violence across Iraq.
The Defense Ministry said that air strikes killed 50 militants across Anbar province yesterday. The number is based from intelligence reports and includes a number of foreign nationals. Thirteen more insurgents were killed and others were wounded during clashes in Ramadi. In Falluja, shelling killed one person and wounded 10 more, likely all civilians. Also, an army major was kidnapped. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, meanwhile, asked residents to resist the insurgency.
In Mosul, a bomb killed a soldier and wounded three more. A separate bomb left one policeman dead and two more with injures. Gunmen killed two policemen and wounded five more in two separate incidents. Security forces killed two gunmen trying to attack a checkpoint. Federal forces stormed a camp and killed ten gunmen.
In Baghdad, two children were killed and four others were wounded during shelling in Radwaniya. Gunmen killed a civilian in Camp Sara.
Two gunmen were killed in a clash in Tikrit.
Security forces killed two gunmen in Latifiya.
A civilian was wounded in a shooting in Tarmiya.