Bombers Strike across Iraq; 191 Killed, 116 Wounded

The head of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri, claimed that Iraq is courting Russia because the United States is not serious about fighting the Islamic State militants. A U.S. spokesman rebuffed the complaint, saying the U.S. has spent about $2.3 billion on the effort so far.

Hundreds of Yazidi women may have committed suicide while in the custody of the Islamic State militants.

At least 191 were killed and 116 were wounded:

Militants executed 70 members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Khanizir, supposedly because they have relatives serving in the security forces.

Forty people were killed when a bomb exploded in a market in Khalis. At least 69 were wounded.

A blast in Husseiniya killed at least 25 people. At least 14 were also wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed 13 people. Gunmen killed one civilian and wounded another.

Eleven people were killed and 30 were wounded when a bomb exploded at a market in Zubayr. The town, which is near Basra, rarely suffers from such bombings.

Militants in Kbeibah killed three women and a man who were trying to escape DAASH territory.

A roadside bomb in Mansouriya wounded two Peshmerga members.

Twenty militants were killed in Qaim.

In Ramadi, seven militants were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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