86 Killed as Iraq Premier Warns off Foreign Troops

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued a stronger warning against foreign troops in Iraq and says that any deployments will be viewed as hostile acts. The U.S. government, however, appears to be ignoring Baghdad.

U.S. Marines have been flying missions over Iraq and Syria to provide an emergency response to Coalition troops needing rescue. The team typically involves two MV-22 Ospreys and a KC-tanker for refueling.

At least 86 were killed and 28 were wounded:

Four civilians were executed in Kirkuk.

Militants executed three people in Mosul. 

A shell killed one civilian and wounded nine others in Samarra.

In Baghdad, one person was killed and six were wounded by a blast.

In Falluja, two suicide tankers blew up killing only the drivers. A mortar attack that followed the bombing wounded three soldiers.

Airstrikes on Qayara killed 25 militants.

In Humayria, airstrikes left 10 militants dead.

Ten militants were killed in strikes on Tel Kasab.

Eight militants were killed in Asdaira.

Another eight were killed in Ramadi.

Artillery fire in Albu Shejil left five militants dead and seven wounded.

In Khazar, four militants were killed.

Three militants were killed and six were wounded in Rashad and Wadi Abu Khanajir.

Unidentified gunmen killed a sniper in Tal Afar.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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