47 Killed, 80 Wounded in Fresh Iraq Attacks

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is now, according to reports, killing more Syrian rebels than is the Syrian army. This is the group that has taken over parts of Anbar province and is attempting to take over more or Iraq. They are also known as ad-Dawla al-Islāmiyya fi al-‘Irāq wa-sh-Shām (DAASH).

Although there were fewer reports from Anbar today, there were plenty from other provinces. At least 47 people were killed and 80 more were wounded.

In Anbar:

Clashes took place in Falluja. Two people were killed and 11 more were wounded by artillery.

In Ramadi, five militants and three soldiers were killed and another three people were wounded.


In Baghdad, a bomb killed four people and wounded 17 more in the Shabb district. Two gunmen were killed. Three dumped bodies were found. Seven lawyers were kidnapped from their office.

Two soldiers were killed and five more were wounded when gunmen fired upon a Latifiya checkpoint.

Mortars in nearby Yusufiya killed one person and wounded seven more.

Two policemen were killed as they tried to defuse a bomb in Jurf al-Sakhar. Another bomb killed an army captain and wounded 10 soldiers.

An I.E.D. in Mahmoudiya killed one civilian and wounded seven more.

In Madaen, gunmen killed two people.

A civilian was killed in Hilla.

A roadside bomb in Tarmiya killed three soldiers and wounded five more.

A sticky bomb killed a policeman in Meshahda.

A suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint in Baiji, killing nine people and wounding three others. Gunmen wounded a police commander and three bodyguards.

In Mosul, a bomb killed a soldier and wounded three others, including a civilian. Two soldiers were wounded in a second blast. Another bomb wounded four soldiers. Security forces killed three gunmen.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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