168 Killed in Iraq As Yazidis Begin Deadly Reprisals

The White House is circulating a vaguely worded proposal that would allow the use of force in fighting the Islamic State militants, but without an "enduring offensive combat" role.

At least 168 were killed and 62 were wounded.

Over a dozen Sunnis said they witnessed Yazidi residents returning to their villages in the Sinjar area and then seeking revenge on their Arab neighbors, whom they believe to have collaborated with militants in harming Yazidis. At least 21 Arabs were killed and 17 are missing. Arabs have fled several villages including Khazuga and Sayer, which were set on fire. At least seven people were hospitalized. Two Yazidis were killed in what may have been a counter-reprisal.

Two suicide bombers near Samarra killed six security personnel and wounded 29 more.

Thirteen security members were killed and six more were wounded in a suicide attack in Saniya.

A car bomb in Mahmoudiya killed two people and wounded eight more.

In Mosul, gunmen killed the father of four militants.

A soldier was killed while attempting to defuse a bomb in Taji.

Gunmen killed a shopkeeper in Muqdadiya.

In Iskandariya, three bombs wounded 10 people.

Two civilians were wounded by a sticky bomb blast in Haswa.

In Baghdad, a dumped body was found. Security forces killed two men; one of them was suspected of planting yesterday’s bomb in Kadhimiya.

In Makhmour, airstrikes left 29 militants dead.

Militants killed 23 of their own in Tal Afar.

Twenty militants were killed in Hawija airstrikes.

Sixteen militants were executed by their leaders in Kirkuk province.

Security forces killed 11 militants in Baiji.

Near Falluja, nine militants were killed.

Seven gunmen were killed during battles to liberate three villages in the Tikrit

Author: Margaret Griffis

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