164 Killed in Iraq; Bombers Strike near Shi’ite Shrine

Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened to kill British soldiers if they participate in the upcoming Mosul operations.

At least 164 people were killed and 57 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a bomb killed 21 people and wounded 35 more at the entrance to the Kadhimiya district, where an important Shi’ite Shrine is located. Two people were killed and four were wounded in a blast in Obedi.

A bomb at a market in Abu Ghraib killed three people and wounded 11 more.

Militants burned alive a family of three that was fleeing Rashad, including a two-year-old girl. Another family came across a bomb that killed one member and wounded two children.

Three Peshmerga were wounded in an attack in the Valley of Oil yesterday.

A bomb wounded two soldiers in Jurf al-Sakhar.

In Mosul, at least 103 militants were killed, apparently while fleeing the battlefields surrounding Mosul.

An airstrike on Qaim left 12 militants dead, including officials.

A dozen militants were killed in a strike on Khalidiya.

In Qayara, a strike killed seven militants.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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