Iraq Monthly Roundup: 133 Killed in July

In July, at least 133 people were killed, and 174 were wounded. This is considerably higher than June’s totals. Last month, at least 88 people were killed, and 111 more were wounded. A significant bombing in Sadr City contributed greatly to this rise in casualties.

Including the bombing, militant-related violence left 81 civilians, 28 security personnel, and 18 militants dead. At least 118 civilians, 50 security personnel, and one militant were wounded. Also, two U.S. servicemembers were wounded during a rocket attack.

In the conflict between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.), four guerrillas and two Turkish soldiers were killed. Another three Turkish soldiers were wounded.

At least six people were killed, and another 11 were wounded in recent violence:

An ISIS attack on a policeman’s home near Hit left three dead, including the policeman, his father, and his brother.

A soldier was killed, and six others were wounded, when ISIS militants attacked their position near Jalawla.

A blast in Zarka killed one militiaman and wounded four others.

In Najaf, one protester was wounded when unknown assailants attacked the group.

An ISIS leader as killed during an operation in the Hamrin Hills.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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