Suicide Bomber Targets Tribal Meeting; 98 Killed in Iraq

NATO is planning to return to Iraq by training officers to help in the war with the Islamic State militants. All 28 NATO state are separately involved in the effort to some degree.

The International Organization for Migration reported that the Islamic State crisis has created three million refugees in Iraq alone. Most of the displaced were from Anbar, Ninevah, and Salah ad Din provinces. Almost 300,000 people fled the takeover of Ramadi in the last two months.

At least 98 were killed and 62 more were wounded:

A suicide bomber and a car bomb killed 12 people and wounded 24 more at a tribal meeting in Balad Ruz.

Selling in Falluja left seven dead and eight wounded, including children.

Security forces killed 27 militants in Garma.

In Mosul, militants fought among themselves, leaving 15 dead and 30 wounded.

Near Qayara, the Mosul Independent Youth militia laid a trap that killed five militants including a financial minister. An airstrike killed 13 militants.

Twelve militants were killed in Tarmiya.

Six militants were killed near Ramadi.

Dozens of militants were killed in Baiji.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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