At least 134 were killed across Iraq today, including a dozen people who died when an Iraqi plane accidentally dropped a bomb on Baghdad.
U.S. and Iraqi officials have made the recovery of Ramadi their main security focus. Although the town itself is not considered “central to the future of Iraq,” Anbar province’s strategic importance shifted priority status away from Mosul, which will now have to wait longer to be liberated.
At least 134 were killed and 14 were wounded:
In Baghdad, a warplane accidentally dropped a bomb on Baghdad al-Jadida, killing at least 12 people and wounding 25 more and destroying three homes. The plane had been returning from a bombing run, but one bomb became stuck and then set itself free over the neighborhood. Three security members were killed and nine were wounded in a blast at a booby-trapped home in Arab Jabour. A bomb at a Ghazaliya souk killed two civilians.
Mortars killed two soldiers and wounded five more in Abu Ghraib.
At least seven soldiers were killed in a suicide bulldozer attack near Haditha.
A car bomb in Juba killed seven soldiers. Several militants were also killed.
In Tuz, a roadside bomb killed two civilians and wounded eight more.
During a clash in Murah, a Peshmerga fighter was wounded and taken prisoner.
In Shirqat, militants electrocuted to death a civilian accused of sorcery.
In Kirkuk, Peshmerga fighters and airstrikes left over 100 militants dead.
Two militants were killed in Sinjar.
In Baiji, three militants were killed. Ten militants were killed in an airstrike.
Several militants were killed in Qayara, including a senior leader.