93 Killed across Iraq Amid More Reports of Shi’ite Retribution

Two officials and a policeman in Dour accused Shi’ite Kata’ib Hezbollah militiamen of burning down Sunni homes. A military commander and a militia spokesman both denied the allegations. The spokesman did explain that militiamen were on a mission to defuse booby-trapped homes in the town. Burning homes were also reported in Albu Ajil. Meanwhile, the militiamen are allowing members of the Jabour tribe to happily return to their homes in Alam. They say other Iraqis were supporting the militants and lost their right of return.

At least 93 people were killed, mostly militants. Another 26 were wounded.

Security forces in Salah ad Din found four bodies they believe belong to soldiers massacred last summer.

Fighting in al-Malha left two soldiers and four militants dead.

In Baghdad, gunmen wounded five people, including three soldiers.

In Mosul, 100 young people were arrested for celebrating the Newroz.

In Samarra, a suicide bomber injured six security members. Thirty militants were killed during shelling.

Security forces killed 25 militants in Telskuf.

Thirteen militants were killed near al-Baghdadi.

In Garma, nine militants were killed and 15 more were wounded.

Security forces killed five militants near Adhaim.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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