Slaughter in Anbar Province; 193 Killed across Iraq

The signs may be subtle, but cracks are appearing in the Islamic State’s “caliphate.” Those cracks will only become wider should the main supply route to Mosul be completely shut down.

At least 193 people were killed and 29 more were wounded.

Militants shot 100 members of the Albu Obeidi tribe in an al-Baghdadi public square. The militants are also using residents as human shields.

A Coalition airstrike mistakenly targeted a mosque in Haditha where the bombs killed 11 worshipers and wounded two more.

A bomb at a cafe south of Baghdad killed three people and wounded 11 more.

In Baghdad, a blast in Ghazaliya left two dead and eight wounded. Security forces beat several journalists who were staging a protest. A dead body was found. A civilian was shot dead.

A roadside bomb targeting an army patrol killed three people, including a civilian, in Abu Ghraib.

Mortars killed a farmer and his wife south of Baghdad.

Militants cut off the hands of two young men in Qayara.

Security forces killed 23 militants in Garma.

Airstrikes in al-Hay al-Sinaie killed 21 militants.

A roadside bomb killed nine militants and wounded five more in Mosul. Many civilians were detained over the deaths of three militants.

In Makhmour an airstrike killed eight militants.

Six militants were killed in al-Itris.

Several militants were killed in two incidents in al-Abadi.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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