Female Lawyers among 61 Killed in Iraq

Baghdad announced on Saturday it is working with Russia, Iran, and Syria on security matters that involve defeating the Islamic State militants.

On Friday Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani warned the government that it must continue with reforms or it will face a strong reaction from the citizens.

At least 61 were killed and 10 were wounded in recent violence:

Mortar fire on Amiriyat al-Falluja killed one child and wounded eight people.

Two females lawyers were executed in Qayara.

One bomb expert was killed and another was wounded while trying to defuse a bomb in Balad Ruz.

In Akashat, fourteen militants were killed when security forces destroyed a bomb factory. Thirteen more were killed in a second round of shelling. Another nine were killed as well.

Eight militants were killed in Ramadi.

In Baghdad, five militants were killed.

Airstrikes left four militants dead in Mosul.

Three militants were killed and one was wounded in Garma.

In Khorsabad, three 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.