Heavy Fighting Leaves 250 Dead across Iraq

At least 250 were killed and 15 were wounded across Iraq:

Security operations in Sinjar have displaced about 4,000 people who fled the fighting. It is unclear if the refugees plan to go back after Peshmerga forces clear the city of explosives. Returning Yazidis have already issued threats against Arabs who cooperated with Islamic State militants.

Six militiamen were killed and 14 were wounded during an operation in the Makhoul Mountains. Sixty militants were also killed.

In Mosul, airstrikes killed a doctor and wounded three more. Six Peshmerga were killed in a clash that left several militants dead.

Near the Mosul Dam, clashes left three Peshmerga wounded. Ten militants were also killed.

Near Khamsa Kilo, four security personnel and 22 militants were killed in clashes.

A bomb in Mahmoudiya killed two people and wounded six more.

In Baghdad, a blast killed one person and wounded seven more. Security forces killed 24 militants across the city. Gunmen killed a civilian.

Twelve policemen were wounded as security forces liberated the village of Massoud.

Forty militants were killed during operations in Albu Diyab and Albu Faraj.

In Kazak, airstrikes killed 31 militants.

An airstrike left 25 militants dead in Mosul.

In Hit, 11 militants were killed.

Five militant leaders were killed in Haditha.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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