Iraq: 178 Killed, 67 Wounded As Militants and Soldiers Attack Each Other

Many were killed during security operations in Anbar province. These figures cannot be independently confirmed, but they could be much higher or much lower than what the army is reporting. At least 178 were killed and 67 were wounded.

In Anbar:

Security forces reported killing at least 100 militants in the Falluja region. Eleven were wounded in Saqlawiya, while 10 more were wounded in the city.

Also in Falluja, militants kidnapped then killed 22 soldiers. The Iraq army may be using barrel bombs, which is against international conventions. Shelling killed two people and wounded 11 more.

Two areas of Jurf al-Sakhar, in neighboring Babel province, were recovered from militant control.


Militants killed 20 soldiers sometime this week at an army base in Ein al-Jahash. The soldiers had been executed, perhaps kidnapped, and some were bound before being killed.

In Mosul, two soldiers were killed and nine others were wounded, including civilians, when a suicide bomber struck at a police station. Gunmen killed the brother of a provincial councilman. An oil industry employee was gunned down.

Gunmen attacked a police station in Baaj were they killed six policemen and wounded three more.

Seven Sahwa members were gunned down at an Adhaim checkpoint.

Gunmen killed five security personnel on vacation in Ishmait.

Near Kirkuk, gunmen killed four soldiers and wounded another at a checkpoint.

Security forces killed a bomber in Baghdad. A civilian was gunned down. Mortar fire injured a woman, while a sticky bomb killed a cab driver.

A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded three more in Dawr.

A sniper in Saniya killed a soldier.

In Baquba, gunmen wounded a Sunni college instructor. A cleric was shot and wounded.

An antiterrorism official was shot and killed in Shirqat.

A suicide bomber in Abbasid wounded ten family members, including a colonel.

Gunmen wounded three soldiers at a checkpoint in Saidiya.

In Baiji, a bomb wounded two officers.

Gunmen kidnapped a police officer in Albu Ajeel, but they also wounded his father in the process.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.