163 Killed Across Iraq, As HRW Examines ISIS Massacre

At least 163 people were killed today, mostly militants in airstrikes. Dozens more deaths were actually reported but no solid numbers were given. At least 28 people were wounded.

Human Rights Watch has re-examined the evidence related to the slaughter of Iraqi soldiers at Camp Speicher in June. They now believe between 560 and 770 men were killed during the incident. That is several hundred more deaths than what was previously estimated, but still well below Islamic State claims. H.R.W. also warned that the final tally could climb higher as new information emerges.

In Baghdad, minorities are decrying what they say is an increase in kidnappings, harassment and murders by members of the reenergized Shi’ite militias. Two dumped bodies were found in Baghdad al-Jadida district. Another body was found in Abu Dsheer.

Sixteen civilians were executed by militants in Ramadi.

In Falluja, shelling left five civilians dead and 13 wounded. Airstrikes killed nine militants. Another airstrike killed 50 militants.

A roadside bomb killed a security volunteer and wounded two more in Jurf al-Sakhar.

Gunmen in Abu Ghraib killed a civilian.

As many as 20 militants were killed during airstrikes in Duluiya. Bombs killed five militants and wounded five more. Nine militants were killed when a helicopter gunshop bombed their location.

In Albu Hassan, security forces killed 30 militants.

Tribal fighters in Amiriyat al-Falluja killed nine militants.

Five militants were killed and eight were wounded during clashes and airstrikes in the Tikrit, Amerli and Zab areas.

A number of militants were killed as security forces retook several villages in the Adhaim Dam region.

Dozens of militants were killed during airstrikes in Haditha.

Militants were also killed during airstrikes in Ishaqi and Malaha.

In Tikrit and Amiriyat al-Falluja, dozens of militants more were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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