Iraq: 226 Killed in Fighting, 300 Found in Mass Graves

At least 226 were killed in recent fighting. Few of these fatalities were in the Tikrit area, so the figure is likely to be much higher. However, at least 300 bodies were found in a pair of mass graves there. At least 42 people were wounded.

Security forces have made their way into Tikrit and claim to be in control of as much as 90 percent of the city. Seven snipers were killed by security forces.

Over 300 bodies were found in two mass graves near Abu Ajil. They may belong to soldiers massacred at Camp Speicher last summer.

At least 17 suicide bombers were part of a 21-bomb attack on Ramadi army targets that left at least 17 dead and 30 wounded. Security forces killed another 26 militants.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed four people and wounded 12 more in Hurriya. A civilian was gunned down. Three militants were killed.

Security forces freed 34 kidnapping victims in the Hamrin Hills area.

At least 101 militants were killed in Garma.

In Subhayat, 27 militants were killed.

In Samara, 18 militants were killed.

Fifteen militants were killed during an attack on Sinjar.

Eleven militants were killed in Jibba.

In Alam, a suicide bomber was killed.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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