Cholera Outbreak Worsens; 122 Killed in Iraq Bloodshed

Security sources say 55 P.K.K. members were killed in Friday’s bombing raids by Turkish warplanes. The Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) members were hiding in base camps in Dohuk province. No civilian casualties were reported.

Measures to tamp down on the cholera outbreak in Abu Ghraib have begun. Bottled water has been handed out, and Iraq is working on installing more water purification systems. At least six have died and 70 were sickened in this suburb of Baghdad. Thousands of displaced Iraqis are in the area, having left cities farther west. Islamic state militants are also present. The cause of the outbreak is believed to be low water levels in the Euphrates River.

At least 122 were killed and 75 were wounded in recent violence:

 Airstrikes by unidentified aircraft on former army storage facilities in Baiji left 68 dead and 58 wounded. Many of them were women and children.

At the refinery in Baiji, two suicide bombers were killed while launching a major attack on security personnel. A large number of armed militants arrived after them. Two security members were killed and five were wounded in the subsequent clashes.

In Baghdad, five people were wounded in a double suicide attack.

A policeman was killed and three others were wounded when they were called to the Hamrin Mountains area to check on civilians who had fled Hawija. The group was being chased by militants. Three militants died in a separate ambush.

Gunmen killed one civilian and wounded another in Muqdadiya.

North of Mosul, airstrikes killed 21 militants.

Strikes in the Kasak region left 16 militants dead and eight wounded.

A suicide bomber was killed in Saqlawiya. Four militants were killed n Friday.

Near the Qasim Bridge in Anbar, three militants were killed.

Shelling in Hawija killed a number of prominent militants.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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