Ramadi Battles Continue: 240 Killed Across Iraq

On Friday, fighting continue in Ramadi, but mostly security forces worked to consolidate their positions and clear areas, which they have already claimed, of explosives and militants.

Turkish warplanes bombed suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) targets in northern Iraq. These bombing missions have usually been conducted without permission from Baghdad.

At least 240 were killed and 44 were wounded:

In the Houz district of Ramadi, clashes left 15 security personnel killed and 40 wounded on Friday. At least 60 militants were also killed. Security forces killed 11 militants in Mudheij. Police killed nine militants and wounded four west of the city.

Security forces killed 54 militants in Falluja.

The morgue in Mosul reported receiving 45 bodies from militants killed in Ramadi.

Coalition airstrikes in Nineveh Province left 28 militants dead.

Peshmerga forces killed eight militants in Ba’Shiqah.

In Garma, 10 militants were killed.

Dozens of militants were killed during a failed attack on Khazar.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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