Battles Ramp up in the Mountains North of Baghdad; 250 Killed across Iraq

Bombings continued in the Baghdad region, as security forces battled militants back from the Hamrin Mountains.

At least 250 were killed and 59 were wounded:

In Falluja, three suicide bombers killed ten troops and wounded eight more. Airstrikes left seven militants dead and 11 wounded.

A civilian was killed and five were wounded during a blast in Tarmiya. Five security members were killed and 10 more were wounded in a suicide blast at a checkpoint.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed five people in Aden Square.

A blast in Taji killed three and wounded eight more. At least two of the victims were children.

Nine people were kidnapped from the Wajihiya area.

At the Ajil oil field, clashes left three security personnel dead and 13 wounded; 73 militants were also killed.

In Mosul, militants killed a local councilman. Airstrikes left 25 militants dead.

A roadside bomb in Jurf al-Sakhar wounded four militiamen.

Thirty militants were killed during an operation in the Hamrin Mountains.

In Hawija, 28 militants were killed.

Militants killed 20 of their own near Sinjar. A least one militant was killed in a clash.

At least 15 militants were killed in Garma.

In Saniya, 13 militants were killed.

In Albu Faraj, three militants were killed.

Three militants were killed during operations north of Tikrit.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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