Coalition Airstrikes Kill Civilians; 224 Killed Across Iraq

The Islamic State militants released a video of members destroying priceless artifacts in Mosul, including an Assyrian winged bull at a 7th-century archaeological site. Historians are studying the video to determine what was lost.

Kurdish authorities are reportedly blocking the return of Arab Iraqis to their homes in Kurdish controlled areas. They are using the claim that the Arabs collaborated with the Islamic State militants, but it is just as likely that they are attempting to solidify their hold on expanded Kurdish territories.

At least 224 people were killed and 63 more were wounded. Airstrikes killed civilians in multiple cities in Anbar province.

Coalition airstrikes in al-Baghdadi killed nine civilians and 15 militants. Another 29 militants were reported wounded, and some were sent to Syria for treatment. Militants burned 26 people to death.

Three civilians were killed and others were wounded in airstrikes in Qaim.

In Rutba, airstrikes killed 11 civilians and six militants.

Four people were killed and eight were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a Mahmoudiya courthouse.

In Doulab, clashes left 10 militiamen dead and seven more wounded.

Iraqi warplanes killed two children in Garma and wounded their father and another family member.

Four dumped bodies were found in Husseiniya.

Shelling in Falluja killed two people and wounded nine more.

A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded two more in Abu Saida.

Four people were wounded in a sticky bomb blast in Baquba.

In Baghdad, a rocket wounded two people. Gunmen killed a civilian. A civilian was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Militants kidnapped 30 people from Ilam and 23 more from Shirqat.

Eighty militants were killed during airstrikes in Mosul.

In Qayara, 46 militants were killed in airstrikes.

Three militants were killed in Farhartiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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