90 Killed across Iraq; Anbar Officials Wounded in Attack

Baghdad finally complained on Thursday about Turkish incursions into northern Iraq, specifically ground troops. The troops entered Iraq without permission on Tuesday. Airstrikes, however, have gone on for weeks. The focus of the operations is on Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) base camps in northern Iraq. A situation Iraq has been unable to deal with on its own.

At least 90 were killed an 38 were wounded:

Snipers wounded the deputy head of Anbar’s provincial council. Faleh al-Essawi was wounded in the leg while visiting military units in Humera. A second official was also wounded.

A suicide bomber attacked the front lines in Albu Souda, killing nine security personnel and wounded 14 more.

In Abu Ghraib, a bomb killed two civilians and wounded two more in the Zaidan district. Three soldiers were killed in a second bombing nearby. In the Subaihat district, militants killed 20 of their own. A clash left 13 militants dead and nine wounded.

An airstrike in Baaj killed 17 militants.

Peshmerga forces killed eight militants in Tel Asqaf.

Five militants were killed and 11 were wounded in an airstrike in Albu Assaf.

In Ramadi, five militants were killed.

Four militants were killed in Zako.

In Mosul, unidentified gunmen killed three militants.

Dozens of militants were killed in al-Baghdadi.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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