118 Killed in Iraq, Tribal Fighters Threaten To Quit Battle in Anbar

At least 118 people were killed and 64 more were wounded.

The sharp decline in oil prices has dramatically cut into Iraq’s budget and is forcing the government to ask for credit line in order to buy weapons for the war against the Islamic State militants.

Members of the Albu Ghanem tribe in Anbar province have threatened to withdraw their personnel from the battle if the government does not provide them weapons immediately.

It is adding to the fears that Ramadi could fall soon, if no help is given. At least five security personnel were killed and nine more were wounded in Wednesday fighting.

A suicide car bomber drove into the gates of a military base in Taji, where he killed eight soldiers and wounded 21 others. An infant was among the wounded.

A booby-trapped house in Um al-Talayib left six security members dead and 14 wounded when the bomb exploded.

Military shelling left 10 civilians dead in Falluja.

Near Kirkuk, four dumped bodies were found.

Four university professors were executed in Mosul.

In Khabat, a rocket killed one person and wounded several more.

A civilian was gunned down in Abu Ghraib. Eight militants were killed and four more wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb wounded five people in Mashtal. Three people were wounded by a blast in Shabb. A dumped body was found. Seven militants were killed.

A blast wounded four people in Sadr City. Another four were wounded in a separate blast at the entrance to the city in the neighborhood of Habibiya.

A prominent militant leader and 11 bodyguards were killed during an airstrike in Alous. Several others were wounded.

In Dujail, 13 militants were killed.

Airstrikes in Shurta and Garma left 29 militants dead.

Militants executed five of their own near Muqdadiya.

An airstrike in Sensel killed three militants.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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