Heavy Fighting Continues across Anbar Province; 177 Killed in Iraq

Fighting continues in Anbar province, but at least 177 were killed and 75 were wounded across Iraq.

Heavy clashes took place in Ramadi where at least four suicide bombers were killed. The blasts from their attacks left eight security personnel dead and 17 wounded.

In Falluja, Iraqi airstrikes killed four civilians and wounded eight others. The strikes also killed five militants and wounded five more.

Six people were killed and nine were wounded when an unidentified warplane attacked Qaim.

A suicide bomber killed 10 security personnel in Nukhaib.

A clash in Baiji killed a dozen security personnel and a dozen militants. Ten security personnel were wounded. A booby-trap in a home killed four militiamen.

In Mosul, militants executed 17 fishermen for not sharing their catches, and 14 of their own personnel. An imam was also executed. Hundreds of shop owners were arrested for failure to pay a “religious tax” to the Islamic State militants. An airstrike left 28 militants dead and 13 wounded.

Security forces killed 27 militants during the liberation of Tash.

Fifteen militants were killed in Khalidiya. Military operations there are facing intense resistance and many roadside bombs.

In Mtabijh, nine militants were killed.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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