U.A.E. Rejoins Coalition As 278 Are Killed in Iraq

The United Arab Emirates has rejoined the air campaign against the Islamic State militants, after the United States moved search-and-rescue assets to northern Iraq. The move came despite protests from Baghdad over placing Black Hawk helicopters in Kurdish territory.

At least 276 people, mostly militants, were killed and 25 others were wounded.

A mass grave containing the bodies of 20 Yazidis was found in Snune.

A suicide bomber killed six security members and wounded nine more in Ramadi.

A blast in Jazira left seven policemen dead and four wounded.

In Baghdad, a blast at a market in Shabb left three civilians dead and five wounded. A body was found.

A rocket attack in Haditha left one child dead and another wounded.

A policeman’s body was found in Hilla.

A blast wounded six in Mahmoudiya.

Airstrikes killed 173 militants in the Mosul and Tal Afar area over the last couple of days.

In al-Hoz, 25 gunmen were killed.

Nine militants were killed during an attack on Falluja.

An airstrike in Qaim killed seven militants, including a prominent leader.

Four militants were killed in Baquba.

In Thraa Dijla, 13 militants were killed.

Five militants were killed near Adhaim.

Security forces killed a suicide bomber at the Haditha Dam.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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