Fighting Intensifies in Mosul; 108 Killed in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed that the Islamic State disaster cost Iraq about $35 billion between June 2014 and June 2016.

In Mosul, militants attacked security forces in the Qadisiya district, which was captured on Friday, and the neighboring Arbajiya district. Fighting is also reported in the Salam district.

Near Gwer, the villages of Abas Rajab, Adla, Ibrahim Khalil, Jadida, and Kan Hara were freed.

Although Iraqi authorities release few casualty figures, staff at a clinic turned combat hospital in Shikan have been treating many patients, both military and civilian, at the only hospital in Nineveh not controlled by the militants. Separately, Kurdish officials have complained about the need for more medical supplies and services at the frontlines.

At least 108 people were killed and 44 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a bomb in a Kifah automotive district killed three and wounded 10 more. Six people were killed and 22 more were wounded in other bombings. An airstrike on Hora killed nine militants. Two militants were killed in the Azri orchard.

A roadside bomb in Hamada wounded three people, including two security personnel.

In Mosul, at least 30 militants were killed in fighting. Dozens of militants were killed in Bakr on Friday.

Clashes in Metabijh left 25 militants dead.

Up to eight guerrillas and 18 militants were killed when Turkish jets bombed suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) targets in northern Iraq. Turkish artillery fire was reported in Afrin.

An airstrike on Hawija killed six militants and wounded nine more. Resistance forces killed a militant preacher.

Militants blew up four government buildings in Anah.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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