Military Operations, Attacks Across Iraq Leave 692 Killed

Over 650 militants were reported killed over the last three days, mostly in Nineva and Diyala provinces. These high figures have not been independently confirmed, but extensive operations have been ongoing in those two areas. Assuming they are correct, at least 692 people were killed and 89 were wounded. Several bombs exploded in Baghdad as well.

Hadi al-Amiri, Minister of Transportation and head of the Badr Organization announced that Diyala province has been liberated from the Islamic State. However, he also said that the Badr Brigades were planning to reclaim Kirkuk and Salah ad Din provinces. The brigades already met with resistance in Kurdish areas of Diyala. The Kurds will not give up Kirkuk without a fight. In Diyala, 150 militants were killed in clashes and airstrikes. Nine tribesmen were wounded.

In Baghdad, seven people were killed and 22 were wounded when a bomb blew up near a restaurant near Tahrir Square in Bab al-Sharji. Another bomb killed four people at a Sibaa restaurant and wounded 10 more. Two people were killed and 12 were wounded during a bomb in Abu Dsheer. In Habibiya, a bomb killed one person and wounded seven more. A blast in Arab Jabour killed three Sahwa members and wounded two more. The bodies of seven militants were discovered.

Twelve security personnel were killed and seven were wounded in Haditha clashes that also left four militants dead.

Gunmen in al-Dayr killed a woman and wounded four others during a home invasion.

In Mosul, 385 militants were killed over the last three days. Six civilians were executed.

Airstrikes in Hawija left 35 dead.

Twenty-two militants were killed in al-Heitaoyen, Albu Nasser, and Hararriat.

In Makhmour, 19 militants were killed.

Clashes in Falluja left five militants dead and 12 wounded.

In Daquq, seven militants were killed.

Five militants were killed and four were wounded during clashes in Sinjar.

A militant leader was killed in Muqdadiya.

Peshmerga forces repelled an attack in Bashiqa and killed a number of militants.

Dozens of militants were killed during airstrikes in Ramadi. Sixteen were killed in clashes.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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