53 Killed in Iraq as Two Lawmakers Escape Kidnapping Attempt

In Baiji, Mayor Muhammad Mahmud blamed a lack of support in Baghdad for the failure of Iraqi troops in permanently recapturing the city. The government has claimed victory several times only to quickly lose parts of the city again.

Anbar province’s governor, Suhaib al-Rawi, is on his way to Washington D.C. to ask for increased U.S. support in his province.

Two of the Turkish workers who had been kidnapped on Sept. 2 in Baghdad were released today in Basra. The two were unharmed and said the others were also in good shape.

In Baghdad, M.P.s Awatif Naima and Haider Mawlat were subjected to a kidnapping attempt.

At least 53 were killed and 14 were wounded: Six people were killed and 14 were wounded when militants shelled Khalidiya.

In Mosul, militants executed two civilians. Five Kurdish civilians were also executed. An airstrike near the airport left eight militants dead.

In Qayara, airstrikes left five militants dead. Jabour tribesmen killed 15 militants.

Airstrikes left 11 militants dead in Rummana al-Zab.

A gunman was killed while trying to cross the Hamrin Mountains.

In Baiji, dozens of militants were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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