56 Killed in Iraq as Fighting Continues near Ramadi

At least 59 were killed and 14 were wounded in new attacks:

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded eight more. Two people were killed and six were wounded in a separate bombing. An oil ministry official was kidnapped and then rescued.

Forty militants were killed during operations in Albu Faraj, Makhazin, and Tameem.

A militant leader and 15 assistants were killed during an airstrike on Hit.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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