Baiji Refinery Under Gov’t Control As 91 Are Killed across Iraq

At least 91 people were killed today, mostly militants, and another 24 people were wounded.

State TV broadcast footage of Iraqi troops entering the Baiji Refinery. The nearby town of Albu Jewari was also recaptured. With the siege of Baiji now apparently over, the government says it will regroup and plan out a strategy to retake Tikrit, which lies to the south and is the second largest city occupied by the militants. A separate operation was launched in Saidiya.

The Iraq government believes that the Islamic State militants stole over a million tons of grain from northern Iraq and transferred it to Syria for processing.

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani informed followers that his plea for Shi’ites to battle the Islamic State militants did not include Iranian soldiers.

An Iraqi lawmaker called for the removal of militia forces in Salah ad Din province, accusing them of committing a large number of violations and concealing 500 detainees.

Militants blew up several homes in Tikrit, killed three people and wounding 12 more.

Five family members were killed in an airstrike on a home in Shirqat.

In Mosul, four civilians were executed, and 25 militants were killed in an airstrike.

Roadside bombs targeted a police commander in Imam Weis killed a bodyguard.

In Baghdad, a body was discovered in the Bab al-Sham district. Another body was found in Ilam. Security forces killed three militants.

Thirteen militants were killed when they attacked a military unit stationed between Jurf al-Nasir and Amiriyat al-Falluja.

Peshmerga forces in Rabeaa killed 20 militants. An unreported number of Peshmerga were wounded.

An airstrike killed six militants and wounded three more in Hamdaniya.

Yazidi fighters killed five militants, including a "prince," near Mount Sinjar.

A drone killed three militants and wounded six in Khazar.

In Duluiya, Jabour tribal fighters killed a militant and wounded three more.

Many militants were killed during operations in Saidiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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