Sahwa Leader’s Nephew Among 65 Killed, 144 Wounded Across Iraq

In Anbar, a suicide bomber successfully assassinated the head of the Ramadi Sahwa group. Bombers, meanwhile, struck in Kirkuk and Hilla.


A suicide bomber targeting Sahwa members struck at a camp for refugees near Ramadi. He killed eight people and wounded 14 more. One of the dead was the nephew of the leader of the Anbar Awakening Council. He headed up the group in Ramadi.

Shelling killed three civilians and wounded four more in Habaniya.

Eleven militants were killed in al-Sijer.


A bomb in Hilla killed eight and wounded 35 more.

Eight people were killed and 14 more were wounded in two blasts in Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, four people were killed and 12 more were wounded in a bombing in Adhamiya. A bomb targeting police in Mansour killed two bystanders and wounded seven more.

A roadside bomb in Taji killed two policemen and wounded three more.

A policeman was killed and six more were wounded in Arab Jabour when their patrol came across a bomb.

A bomb near Tikrit killed an officer and a policeman; six more policemen and 20 secondary school students were also wounded.

A car bomb targeting police in Suleiman Beg killed two of them and wounded six more.

A man was gunned down in Abu Saida.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a service employee. A civilian was gunned down. A soldier was also shot dead.

Two policemen were killed and six more were wounded in a bombing in Tuz Khormato.

In Baiji a car bomb killed one policeman and wounded three more.

One civilian was killed and another was wounded by gunmen in Baquba.

Three soldiers were wounded by a blast in Badush.

A sniper in Fadhiliya wounded a soldier.

Gunmen wounded a soldier in Meshahda.

Five militants were killed in Karaghol village.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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