487 Killed during Military Operations in Iraq

Due to Eid al-Adha observances, reports from the war zones have been scant, even though some fighting, particularly airstrikes, has been reported. Coverage is beginning to improve.

Cholera has now been reported as far south as Basra. Separately, dozens of restaurants in Baghdad province have been shut down to prevent the spread of the water-borne disease.

In the latest reports, at least 487 were killed and 13 were wounded:

The Defense Ministry announced on Friday that Anbar Operations Command is undertaking an operation against the Islamic State that has left at least 350 militants killed. The operation was launched in a vast area between Lake Tharthar, the Euphrates River and over to Jarr Yachib, and may still be ongoing.

In Kubaisa, 40 militants were killed during strikes.

Another 47 were killed in strikes near Tikrit.

Eight civilians were killed in airstrikes launched by unidentified craft in Daquq.

Two police officers were executed in Shirqat.

In Alam, gunmen killed one person and wounded another.

Gunmen killed a soldier in Sadr City.

Several Peshmerga were injured during a mortar attack on Sinjar.

In Ramadi, security forces killed 15 militants.

At a medical center in Kurtan, airstrikes left eight militants dead and seven wounded.

Airstrikes in Baiji left five militants dead.

Four militants were killed and five were wounded during in Albu Jawari.

In Falluja, four militants were killed.

Two militants were killed in the Hamrin Mountains, where militants are deploying reinforcements.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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