Airstrike Toll Revised; 309 Killed across Iraq

At least 309 were killed and 128 were wounded in recent violence. Some of the figures in a recent airstrike were revised.

The number of casualties during an airstrike near Hawija has been revised. An earlier figure placed the number of dead at about 70 killed. The new figure is 150 civilians killed or wounded, meaning that at least 80 more were wounded, though more fatalities may have occurred. Another 100 casualties were reported among the militants. The airstrike took a heavy toll because it hit a bomb-making factory.

Seventeen security personnel were killed and eight were wounded when militants attacked desert bases near Falluja. A mortar attack killed four and wounded nine.

In Barwana, mortars killed six Sahwa members and wounded four more.

In Thar Thar, a suicide bomber killed two soldiers and wounded six more. A second bomber was killed by a missile. Security forces killed 26 militants.

Militants executed three men accused of homosexuality by throwing them off a high building in Mosul.

Two people were killed and seven were wounded in a blast in Baghdad.

A roadside bomb killed two policemen near the border with Jordan.

Shi’ite militiamen in Garma burned a civilian to death.

A security operation in Samarra was halted due to intense resistance from the militants.

Airstrikes near Qaim left 150 militants dead.

Forty militants were killed near Tikrit.

Airstrikes in the Tal Afar region left 33 dead.

In Sinjar, five militants were killed.

Security forces in Baiji killed four suicide bombers. Fierce fighting is taking place in the city.

Six militants were killed and 14 more were wounded near Amiriyat al-Falluja.

In Juba, four militants were killed.

Three militants were killed in Husaybah.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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