57 Killed in Iraq; ISIS Stopped Short of Base Housing U.S. Marines

The U.S. government is seeking the safe return of exiled or escaped Sunni leaders, such as former vice president Tareq al-Hashemi, to Iraq.

At least 47 people were killed and 13 were wounded.

Militants took most of al-Baghdadi on Thursday, but were stopped before they were able to attack the nearby Ayn al-Asad base, where American advisors are stationed. Seven militants were reported killed, but the final figures are likely higher.

In Mosul, five people were flogged for trying to contact relatives via mobile phones. Militants amputated the hands of three women. Five militants were killed in an airstrike.

Militants kidnapped 29 tribesmen in Tikrit.

Eighteen militants were killed in an airstrike in Hawija.

Eleven militants were killed in Makhmour.

In Ramadi, six militants were killed in clashes.

Clashes in Falluja left five militants dead and five wounded.

In Sinjar, two militants were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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