The high casualty numbers of late held steady today thanks to the ongoing violence in Anbar. At least 63 people were killed, and 75 more were wounded.
Fighting and air strikes continued in Anbar province. In the Saqlawiya, two suicide bombers struck an army post, where they killed four soldiers and wounded 21 more. Security forces killed 27 militants during clashes in Falluja. Eight people were killed and 39 more were wounded in artillery or mortar attacks.
Gunmen killed four policemen and one Sahwa member, before beheading them in Samarra.
In Baghdad, a shopkeeper was shot dead. Gunmen killed a captain in the Interior Ministry. An army major was killed and two soldiers were wounded in a small arms attack. Two civilians were wounded in a bombing in Doura.
Two people were killed in a blast at a Latifiya marketplace.
Mortars in Muqdadiya killed one person and wounded three more.
In Abu Ghraib, two soldiers were shot dead overnight.
Two policemen were shot dead in Baquba.
A man and his son were injured in Qesayba village during a mortar attack.
Gunmen injured two policemen in Tikrit.
Near Kirkuk, security forces killed two insurgents and wounded two more.