Heavy Fighting Kills Dozens in Fallujah; 29 Others Killed in Iraq

Interior Minister Mohammed al-Ghabban, a senior member of the Badr Organization assured the public that attacks on displaced civilians were not systemic, but he also admitted they are not entirely preventable. Some of the Shi’ite militiamen accused of war crimes are allied with the Badr Organization.

At least 29 were killed and 13 more were wounded:

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed seven soldiers at a Yusufiya checkpoint. Two people were killed and eight were wounded when a bomb blew up near a produce storehouse. A civilian was shot dead in Ghazaliya. During a home invasion in Zaafaraniyah, a government employee and her son were murdered.

One person was killed and five were wounded when a bomb exploded in Husseiniyah.

In Fallujah, mortar fire killed three soldiers and a photojournalist. A bomb killed a man and wounded several others who were trying to flee.

In Saqra, an airstrike killed four militants.

Three militants were killed in Awaj by security forces.

Security forces left two militants dead in Juba.

A militant was killed in Hit.

Heavy fighting in Fallujah and Zankura left dozens of 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.