220 Killed, 63 Wounded Across Iraq

At least 220 people were killed, mostly in airstrikes and battles, and another 63 were wounded. Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama said today that he will ask Congress for specific authority to conduct a military campaign against the Islamic State militants.

Militants kidnapped 46 Albu Nimr tribe members near Ramadi.

Shelling left nine civilians dead and 23 wounded in Falluja.

In Baiji, rockets killed eight people. A suicide bombing near the refinery left four soldiers dead and seven wounded. An airstrike killed 19 militants.

Three civilians were killed and 14 were wounded in a coalition airstrike in Qaim.

A shell killed two women and a child in Sada, and it also wounded four others.

Gunmen killed an imam in Muqdadiya.

A bomb in Kut killed three people and wounded 15 more, including a traffic policeman.

Security forces killed 66 militants in Albu Aitha, Duluiya, Numaniya, and Ta’meem.

In Qaim, 55 militants were killed.

In Mosul, thirteen militants were killed in an airstrike.

Ten militants were killed in Akashat.

Six militants were killed in an airstrike in Salah ad Din.

A local protection force in Sinjar killed dozens of militants. Airstrikes killed 19 militants.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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