314 Killed as Extent of Fighting in Northern Iraq Is Revealed

Nine hunters who were kidnapped in southern Iraq on Wednesday escaped their captors.

The World Bank has promised to lend Iraq $1.2 billion to help it deal with the Islamic State militancy and the crash in oil prices.

At least 314 were killed and 27 were wounded:

The U.S. military estimated that 180 militants were killed during airstrikes that were launched on Wednesday in response to an Islamic State attack in northern Iraq. Authorities also believe that Peshmerga forces may have killed hundreds more. Early estimates put that figure at about 70 militant deaths.

In Baghdad, a bomb in the Bayaa district killed one person and wounded seven more. A bomb killed two people and wounded nine more in Saba’a al-Bour. A clash in Abu Risha left four security personnel wounded and 10 militants dead.  One militant was killed and another was wounded in Obeidi.

A Katyusha rocket attack on Sinjar killed 10 security personnel and wounded many more.

Five cigarette dealers were executed in Tal Afar.

In Khazar, 42 militants were killed during clashes.

Security forces killed 31 militants in Ma’ameer.

In Nuaimiya, 20 militants were killed.

Peshmerga forces killed 10 militants and wounded many more in Kaske.

Strikes on Ramadi left eight militants dead.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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