78 Killed, 37 Wounded As Iraq Security Ops Continue

At least 76 people were killed, mostly militants, and 37 were wounded in today’s violence.

In Anbar:

In Falluja, nine people were killed and 13 more were wounded by artillery fire. Five militants were killed in a clash just outside of town. Troops killed 25 militants.

Fifteen militants were killed in Jurf al-Sakhar during military operations related those in Anbar. Jurf al-Sakhar is just over the border in Babel province.

Gunmen shelled an army base in Garma.

Five militants were killed in al-Jazira.

A militant leader and three companions were killed in Ramadi.


A bomb at a Tarmiya market killed five shoppers and wounded 14 more.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a policeman. One militant was killed and another was wounded when they bomb they were handling exploded prematurely. Security forces killed a suicide bomber. Gunmen killed a judge.

In Yathrib, gunmen killed an intelligence officer and wounded two bodyguards. A separate attack left two more security personnel wounded.

One soldier was killed and three more were wounded in a roadside bombing in Ouja.

Gunmen killed a military officer near Balad.

A Sahwa member was shot dead in Arab Jabour.

A bomb in Taza seriously wounded a farmer.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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