Another Spate of Bombings around Baghdad; 125 Killed across Iraq

On Friday, Iraqi jets dropped leaflets over Mosul, advising residents to listen to a new radio station that will give them further instructions once it begins to broadcast. The operation appears to imply that Iraqi forces are readying to liberate Mosul.

At least 125 were killed and 60 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a car bomb exploded, killing nine on a commercial street in Amil and wounding at least 27 more. Three people were killed and 15 were wounded by a blast at a bus station in Doura.

Four people were killed and 14 were wounded in an explosion in Balad Ruz.

A bomb at a Mahmoudiya souk killed three people.

In Shirqat, nine people were kidnapped after a militant was killed.

In Mosul, 20 members of the al-Jabour tribe were kidnapped after three militants were wounded in an attack.

A major general was killed in a clash in Tikrit that also left four militants dead.

In Garma, a commander was wounded during a clash.

Security forces reported killing 69 militants across Anbar and Salah ad Din provinces.

Security forces stormed a Garma hideout where they killed 17 militants.

Ten militants were killed in Baiji clashes.

In Fatha, four militant intelligence officers were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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