259 Killed in Iraq as Heavy Clashes Takes place in Anbar

During the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi requested more Coalition trainers to instruct policemen, particularly in Sunni areas, to keep the peace and prevent the Islamic State militants from returning.

The United States has agreed to sell Iraq $1.95 billion worth in armaments.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu insisted that Ankara is respecting Iraq’s sovereignty despite refusing to remove unwanted troops from northern Iraq.

At least 259 were killed and 12 were wounded:

A suicide bomber attacked a military base at Kilo 70, killing 43 security personnel.

In Tal Msheihda, a suicide bomber killed five security personnel and wounded 11 more.

In Falluja, militants executed 10 young boys for fleeing a Daesh training camp.

Militants executed a civilian for evacuating families from Hit.

A policeman was wounded during a shooting in Mandali.

During operations across Diyala, 92 militants were killed.

Airstrikes killed 53 militants north of Ramadi.

In Sajariya, 27 militants were killed.

Jabour tribesmen killed 12 militants in Qayara.

In Fat’ha, at least nine militants were killed in battles.

In Mosul, militants killed three of their own.

At least two more suicide bombers were reported in Anbar.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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