104 Killed in Iraq; Drone Strike Kills Family

Iraqi officials say that a top Islamic State militant was killed in an airstrike in al-Iyadhiya, near Tal Afar; however, the U.S. military denied bombing the location where he was allegedly killed. Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed (A.K.A. Abu Alaa al-Afri) is thought to be second in command of the militant group. No independent confirmation has been obtained.

At least 104 were killed and 22 were wounded:

A drone strike in northern Baiji killed six members from the same family. It is unknown who launched the drone. Snipers killed two police officers and wounded six policemen.

Three people were wounded in a blast in Yusufiya.

A pair of roadside bombs in Qara Tapa wounded six policemen.

In al-A’ali, a bomb killed a soldier and wounded another.

Clashes left two soldiers dead and six wounded in Ramadi.

Forty militants were killed during airstrikes near Tal Afar.

In the Hamrin Mountains, 25 militants were killed.

Eighteen militants were killed in Falluja.

In Mosul, the Mosul Youth Resistance Movement claimed the lives of five militants believed to be members of Boko Haram who were in Iraq for training purposes.

Four militants were killed while trying to enter al-Baghdadi by boat.

A militant was killed in Baghdad.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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