143 Killed as Iraq Launches Another Attempt at Baiji

Security forces have announced a new operation in Baiji. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense is encouraging Iraq to attack Ramadi. Meanwhile, the Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi militia) is threatening to kick Kurds out of Kirkuk province.

At least 143 people were killed and another 49 were wounded:

In Mosul, 25 people were executed on charges of spying.

A bomb blast killed two people and wounded nine more near a popular cafe in Sadr City.

In Albu Shejil, airstrikes killed 25 militants and wounded 30 more. Twelve more were killed and 10 were wounded in a separate operation.

Security forces in Ramadi killed 40 militants.

In Baghdad, 18 militants were killed.

Battles left seven dead and 12 injured in Saniya.

In Sinjar, six militants were killed and seven were wounded.

Airstrikes in Jereche killed six militants.

A militant official was killed in Baghdadi.

A militant commander was killed, along with many other militants, in Albu Jwari.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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