At least people 108 were killed and 95 more were wounded. Many militants were killed not only in Anbar province but also killed near Baghdad and into Diyala province.
The electoral commission said that voting would not occur in areas of Anbar province where clashes are ongoing. Anbar citizens who have found safe shelter elsewhere will be allowed to cast their votes at their new locations, but election employees and equipment will not be put into jeopardy in parts of Anbar. Some fear that Sunnis might take this as further proof of their disenfranchisement.
Artillery fire in Falluja killed five people and wounded 25 more. Security forces attacked two ISIS positions, where they killed 19 militants and 27 wounded more. Six militants were killed in a failed attack on an army base. A militant leader was killed. Six dumped bodies were discovered. Militants were forced to end their attempt at closing the Numaniya Dam in order to flood Falluja and deny water to the southern provinces.
Security forces killed a militant and wounded four others in Felahat.
A policeman was gunned down in Hit.
A security operation south of Baghdad in Dweiliba left 25 militants dead.
Four policemen were killed and 13 more were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a Tuz Khormato checkpoint.
In Tikrit, a bomb targeting the home of the police chief’s driver killed three people and wounded five more in neighboring buildings
Gunmen killed a police colonel, his brother and his driver near Baiji. A policeman was kidnapped.
Gunmen attacked a water project in Emsherfa, where they killed five policemen and a waterworks employee.
A sniper killed a soldier in Mahmoudiya.
In Baghdad, a civilian was gunned down.
A civilian was shot and killed in Sadr City.
Seven militants were killed during a security operation near Udhaim.
In Enjana, security forces killed a militant leader, who was originally from Tunisia.
A gunman was killed in Baquba.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
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