Security Forces Readying Major Operations; 110 Killed across Iraq

Iraqi forces have nearly encircled Ramadi. With one final push, all militant supply lines into the city will be cut. Only then can Iraq troops attempt to recover the city.

Peshmerga forces have apparently launched a major operation to free Sinjar.

Shi’ite militiamen are being accused of holding Sunni civilians for ransom. The Sunnis were arrested in Tuz Khormato.

At least 110 were killed and 26 were wounded:

In Mosul, 12 elementary schoolers were injured during a Coalition airstrike. Militants executed 22 policemen.

A family of 13 was killed when they returned to their booby-trapped home in Albu Fahad.

Two people were killed and four were wounded in Tarmiya when a bomb exploded at a market.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded five more.

A bomb in a field in Abbara killed a military commander and wounded two aides.

Two civilians were shot separately in Basra.

In Albu Hayat, 25 militants were killed during Coalition airstrikes. Security forces killed another 13 militants.

Fourteen militants were killed in Falluja.

Eight militants were killed and three were wounded in a roadside bombing in Gilgamesh.

In Tal Afar, an airstrike killed seven militants including a judge. Militants also executed two of their own.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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