186 Killed Across Iraq As Kurds Try To Retake Mosul Dam

At least 186 people were killed and 111 more were wounded. Most of the casualties were militants. U.S. airstrikes caused many of them.


Some Yazidis refugees are complaining that Kurdish authorities are preventing them from leaving Iraq for Turkey. In Syria, other Yazidis are training to fight militants when they return to Iraq.


Kurdish troops are trying to retake the Mosul Dam. Yesterday, U.S. forces bombed the region to clear the way for Peshmerga forces to reach the dam. Some fighting was ongoing late Sunday, after officials said the dam had been retaken. The number of militants killed climbed by 18 to 29 dead. At least 38 were wounded, up from eight injured who were reported yesterday.

In Duluiya, 12 militants were killed and three policemen were wounded in clashes.

A roadside bomb in Samarra killed a policeman and wounded three more.

A booby-trapped building killed two militiamen and wounded another in Diyala province.

In Abu Ghraib, a bomb wounded four soldiers. Gunmen killed a civilian.

A body was found in Baghdad.

In Basra, gunmen killed a woman.

A retired army officer was executed in Jalawla.

Seven people were wounded during a mortar attack in Saidiya.

In Hawija, a bomb targeting an official wounded two guards. Gunmen killed two militants. Two militants were shot dead and two more were wounded.

Peshmerga forces clearing Tuz killed 75 militants and wounded 70 more.

In Nibai, 15 militants were killed.

Twelve militants were killed in al-Horah and Tel Tasa.

Gunmen killed four militants in Tariqiya.

A number of people were killed in airstrikes in Anbar province, including 34 militants.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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