89 Killed in Iraq as Bombers Strike near Baghdad Shrine


One of three suicide bombers who had attacked Jeraishi earlier this week may have been the son of a Jordanian lawmaker. M.P. Mazen al-Dhalaein said he son had been studying medicine in Ukraine when he left to join the Islamic State militants. His son’s last message home was to notify his parents that he had signed up as a suicide bomber.

At least 89 were killed in fresh violence, and 88 were wounded:

In Baghdad, three suicide bombers struck at a checkpoint in Aden Square, where 24 people died and 64 were wounded. Nearby Hurriya was also targeted in the attack. A bomb in Harthiya wounded two people.

One person was killed and eight more were wounded by a roadside bomb as they tried to flee Hawija.

In Abbasi, fighting broke out between ISIS/DAASH militants and those in the Naqshbandi Army. At least 28 were killed and many more were wounded. An airstrike killed 11 more.

Airstrikes in Riyadh left eight militants dead and 11 wounded.

Peshmerga forces killed six in Humeira.

Six militants were killed and three were wounded during operations in Garma.

Security forces killed three militants, including a leader, in Saqlawiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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