Iraq Forces Advance in Ramadi; 117 Killed across Country

Iraqi forces made significant advance in Ramadi, taking back several districts. At least 116 were killed there and elsewhere. Another 22 were wounded.

Iraq reported capturing about 60 percent of Ramadi, killing dozens of Islamic State militants in the process. Several districts are now in government hands. In the al-Ta’mim district, clashes left five security personnel dead and three wounded; 12 militants were killed. Fifteen militants were killed in an airstrike just north of town.

Seven security members were killed and 12 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck in Albu Farraj, on the outskirts of Ramadi.

A Coalition airstrike in Badush killed 11 civilians and wounded many more.

In Mosul, three Kurds were executed this week for giving information to Peshmerga forces. An imam was executed. Unidentified gunmen killed six militants.

Three doctors were executed in Baaj for refusing to swear allegiance.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded seven more.

Two young men were executed in Hawija for cooperating with security forces.

Gunmen shot and killed a woman who was standing outside her Husseiniya home.

Airstrikes left 30 militants dead in Samarra.

In the Makhoul Mountains, 15 militants were killed.

Nine militants were killed in Husayba.

Two militants were shot dead near the Majid checkpoint.

Dozens of militants were killed during strikes near Baghdadi, including a militant prince.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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