54 Killed in Iraq; I.E.D. Targets Militia

Iraq wants the United Nations Security Council to address the unwanted presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq as part of an escalating row between the two neighboring countries. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim advised Baghdad that Turkish troops will remain in Iraq no matter what Iraq says. Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes bombed locations in Dohuk province on Thursday.

Canadian Brigadier-General Peter Dawe said that Canadian special forces troops recently came under fire in Iraq. No details were given except that the troops suffered no casualties.

Sunni tribal leaders are blaming Shi’ite militias for hundreds of kidnappings and many deaths in Tuz Khormato.

At least 54 were killed and seven were wounded:

An I.E.D. in Tarmiya killed three militiamen and wounded seven more.

Fourteen militants were killed in a strike on Zuwiya.

An airstrike killed 12 militants, including three paramedics, at a hospital in Rashidiya.

In Mosul, resistance forces killed three militia leaders. Seven more were killed in an airstrike.

At least five militants were killed in a strike on Albu Ali Jassim.

Security forces killed four militants in Kirkuk.

Resistance forces in Qaim killed four militants and raised an Iraqi flag at their location.

Two militants were killed in Hawija when the bomb they were building blew up.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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