120 Killed in Iraq; Turkey Warns of More Airstrikes

A spokesman for the Turkish foreign ministry, Tanju Bilgiç, informed Iraq that Turkey would continue airstrikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) targets in northern Iraq. It was not revealed if Turkey would inform Iraq of its operations prior to launching them.

At least 120 were killed and 22 more were wounded:

Two soldiers were killed and four were wounded during clashes in Garma. The extent of casualties among the militants was not reported.

Near the border with Saudi Arabia, a roadside truck bomb in Annaza left an army commander and a soldier dead. Two more soldiers were wounded.

In Mosul, seventeen militants were killed in clashes with tribe members of the Albu Mteot clan. The executions of four tribe members ignited the clashes. Three professors were also executed. Another 27 people were executed in the Hadher district. An airstrike left nine militants dead.

Thirty men were detained in Hawija on charges of plotting against the militants. There are reports, however, that the militants have been pushed out of Hawija.

Twelve militants were killed in Husayba.       

Eleven militants were killed in an airstrike on Harden village.

An Iraqi airstrike on militant targets in Rutba killed 10 militants and wounded 16 others.

Airstrikes on the Jaber Bin Hayan facility near Mosul left seven militants dead.

In Albu Aitha, six militants were killed, including two commanders.

Five militants were killed in Makhmour.

In Tal Afar, four militants were killed in a strike.

Federal police killed a sniper in Tel Msheihda.

A number of militants were killed in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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