Friendly Fire Victims among 77 Killed in Iraq

Coalition airstrikes intended for Islamic State militants camped near Nuaimiya may be Operation Inherent Resolveā€™s first case of friendly fire. The U.S. military admitted to the strikes, which had been requested. Hakim al-Zamili, who is the head of the parliamentary defense and security committee put the numbers at 20 dead and over 30 wounded. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command, however, said only one soldier was killed and nine were wounded. Casualty figures in Iraq can be inconsistent. Some Iraqi authorities have been known to minimize casualties among security personnel. A number of dead militants were also reported.

At least 77 were killed and eight were wounded in other attacks:

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

Gunmen killed one person during a drive-by in Zubayr.

Peshmerga forces reported liberating Khazar.

In Dabs, 50 militants were killed in airstrikes, and another 11 were killed in clashes.

Turkmen Forces killed five militants in Bashir.

Near Samarra, security forces killed five militants.

Four militants were killed and one was wounded in Garma.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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