47 Killed, 82 Wounded As Obama Deploys More Troops to Iraq

At least 47 people were killed and 82 more were killed to close out the month of June, the deadliest in several years.


President Barack Obama sent another 200 troops to Iraq. An additional 100 soldiers who were already in the Mideast were transferred to Baghdad as well.

Despite what a spokesman for the Turkish Justice and Development Party said yesterday, an anonymous government official said that Turkey wants Kurdistan to remain part of Iraq.


In Mosul, at least 20 militants were killed during a military operation. At least 40 people were wounded.

Mortars killed four people and wounded six others in Ramadi.

In Baghdad, a bomb in Jihad killed one person and wounded eight more. A bomb in Arab Jabour wounded three people. A civilian was gunned down. A dumped body was found.

One person was killed and two more were wounded when mortars were fired at Mansouriya. Eight militants were killed.

Militants killed a Kurdish civilian in the village of al-Aitha.

Three militants were killed in Injana village.

In Kirkuk, a militant leader was killed.

Mortars killed six people and wounded 24 more in Samarra.

Militants were killed during a bombing attack on Qaim.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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