Airstrikes and Executions Across Iraq Leave 197 Dead

Many attacks were launched against Islamic State targets on Friday, mostly airstrikes. The militants executed several civilians in northern Iraq. Overall, at least 197 were killed and 20 were wounded.

The Spanish government said it will send 300 military trainers to Iraq, pending parliamentary approval. The country will also allow its airspace, waters and bases for use by coalition partners. The troops will remain in Iraq for several weeks and will not participate in military operations. Spain will also provide other non-military help.

Four people were killed and 13 were wounded during shelling in Falluja. Unidentified gunmen killed three militants. Eleven militants were killed in an airstrike.

The family of an Iraqi journalist kidnapped on Sept. 7 from Samra, along with three relatives, announced that the four men were executed.

Six civilians were executed in Zab.

In Baiji, three kidnapping victims were beheaded.

Militants executed a female lawyer in Mosul.

Gunmen wounded four civilians in Kirkuk.

A mortar strike in the Hamrin Hills wounded a policeman and two volunteer fighters.

Militiamen kidnapped a sheikh in Zubayr.

Airstrikes near the Japanese Bridge in Anbar killed 38 militants.

A foiled attack on the Tigris Canal left 21 militants dead.  

In Samarra, airstrikes left 19 militants dead

Nineteen militants were killed during an airstrike on Duluiya.

Coalition jets bombed an area near al-Qaim and killed 16 militants.

In Tikrit, 13 militants were killed.

Security forces shelled a field hospital near Muqdadiya and killed nine militants. Fifteen more were killed in several small, nearby villages.

Eight militants were killed in Aziz Balad.

Security forces killed seven militants in Haditha.

A U.S. airstrike on Baaj killed four militants.

Four militants were killed during a clash in Jurf al-Sakhar.

In Jalawla, a militant leader and two aides were killed.

Mortars killed three militants in Saidiya.

Two militants leaders were killed in Fadhiliya.

Dozens of militants were killed in a failed attempt to attack a bridge in Garma.

Airstrikes in Hit killed a number of militants.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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