Dumped Bodies and Executions Drive Iraq Casualties to 181 Killed

At least 181 people were killed and 46 were wounded on Thursday. As well as the usual bombings in Baghdad and airstrikes in ISIS/DAASH territory, militants executed a number of tribe members. Also, several dumped bodies were found in Baghdad.

U.S. General Martin E. Dempsey says he is considering deploying U.S. troops, as many as 80,000 soldiers, to support Iraqi forces when they attempt to retake Mosul and other lost territory from Islamic State militants.

Sixteen Albu Nimr tribe members were executed, including two children, near Ramadi. A car bomb factory blew up, killing 56 people in it.

Two I.E.D.s killed eight soldiers and wounded four more in al-Tamim.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed five people and wounded 11 more at a Badawiya restaurant. One person was killed and nine were wounded by a blast in Maamel. Authorities found 17 dumped bodies in a garbage dump. Four militants were killed in Doura.

Two civilians were killed and wounded was wounded in a drive-by shooting near Baquba.

Two tribal elders were executed in Falluja.

In Dibs, five Peshmerga and six militants were wounded in fighting.

Ten people were wounded in a bombing in Bani Saad.

Eight families belonging to the al-Jabour tribe fled Alam in the wake of threats.

Eight militants were killed in fierce fighting with the al-Jabour tribe in Duluiya. Airstrikes killed 40 more militants. Another eight were killed when helicopters fired at them near the river.

In Mosul, eight militants were killed.

Tribal fighters killed five militants in Falluja.

A Chechen militant leader was killed in an unspecified attack.

A number of militants were killed during clashes in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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