Attacks and Airstrikes Leave 138 Dead in Iraq

At least 138 people were killed in the latest attacks, airstrikes and executions. Militants executed several people, including some of their own colleagues. Another 49 people were wounded.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, is calling the situation for the 13 million displaced by the fighting in Iraq and Syria a "mega-crisis."

A month after several high-profile mass executions of member of the Albu Nimr tribe in Anbar province, little has been done to help them. They say they are ready to fight back but need the Iraqi government to arm them. They also rejected the possibility of Shi’ite militiamen being deployed instead. The paucity of support suggests that the Iraqi government has not moved being sectarianism.

In Baghdad, eight people were killed by a blast in the Mashtal neighborhood that also wounded 22 others. Six people were killed and 16 more were wounded by a blast in Amiriya. Gunmen killed a civilian in Sadr City.

Heavy clashes took place in Majjara near Habaniya Lake. Dozens of militants attacked the village, but security forces backed by air support repulsed the militants. At least 18 soldiers were killed.

In Mosul, militants killed six doctors were refused to treat ISIS/DAASH members. A woman who ran for council was also executed. Airstrikes killed 25 militants.

In al-Baghdadi, a suicide bomber wounded four Sahwa members. Three soldiers were killed and four were wounded by another bomber at a checkpoint just outside of town.

A roadside bomb near Iskandariya killed two children and wounded the driver of a car they were traveling in.

Militants executed a policeman in Falluja.

Two volunteer fighters were wounded in a bombing in Abu Ghraib.

In Fateha, 16 militants were killed.

Fourteen militants were killed during operations in Awja.

An airstrike in al-Khazer left 13 militants dead.

Eleven militants were killed in Balad.

An airstrike in Rutba killed five militants, including a "police official."

A militant leader and two aides were killed in a blast in Saidiya.

Militants executed three of their own who refused to carry out suicide attacks in Saidiya.

In Batyani, Peshmerga forces killed several militants.

Many gunmen were killed as security forces liberated al-Karbouliya, al-Nahlat, and Albu Assaf,

Author: Margaret Griffis

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