136 Killed in Iraq as Fighting in Sinjar Heats Up

A Shi’ite militia, the al-Mukhtar Army, claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack on Camp Liberty. During the rocket attack, at least 26 members of the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (M.E.K.) group were killed. That number is higher by three dead than was reported yesterday.

Including those three, at least 136 were killed and nine were wounded in the latest reported violence:

A mortar attack on Zammar left four Peshmerga dead.

In Karbala, a commander was killed during security operations.

Nine Peshmerga were wounded in a mortar attack on Wana.

In Sinjar, at least 100 militants were killed in a security operation. Peshmerga forces killed 20 militants during a failed attack.

An airstrike killed eight militants in Ramadi.

Security forces killed dozens of militants in Dijlah.

In the Hamrin Hills, a number of 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.