322 Killed in Bombs, Airstrikes Across Iraq

At least 322 were killed across Iraq today, and 49 more were wounded. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi fired 26 Iraqi commanders for corruption and incompetence. Also, Iraq is facing a worsening food crisis and needs support in planning next year’s wheat harvest. The country already imports a significant amount of its wheat, but with many of Iraq’s recently displaced being farmers, that amount could rise dramatically.

In Baghdad, a car bomb followed by a suicide bomber outside the federal police H.Q. in Nisour Square killed 11 people and wounded 21. Two bodies were discovered.

Six people were killed and 20 were wounded in a blast at an army checkpoint in Yusufiya.

A suicide bomber targeting an Iraqi colonel in Diyala killed him and five of his men. At least four personnel were wounded.

Mortars injured four policemen in Jurf al-Sakhar.

In Mosul, seven civilians were killed or wounded in a coalition airstrike. Fifteen civilians were killed in a separate strike. Unidentified gunmen killed a militant.

Seventy people were kidnapped in al-Alam and al-Zawiya.

Airstrikes killed 45 militants in Jalawla and Saidiya.

Near Tikrit, 41 militants were killed in airstrikes.

Airstrikes in Aziz Balad, Rouacheda and Albu Handhal in Samarra left 37 militants dead.

Twenty militants were killed in strikes near Tal Afar.

Nineteen militants were killed in Mullah Abdullah and Rashad.

In Mutassim, 14 militants were killed and nine were wounded.

Near Baiji, 13 militants were killed in an airstrike. Forty were killed in separate operations.

Airstrikes killed a dozen militants, including two leaders, near Falluja.

At least 30 militants were killed in the Adhaim Dam region.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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