Airstrike Hits Shoppers; 94 Killed, 69 Wounded Across Iraqby Margaret Griffis, October 06, 2014Print This | Share This
At least 94 people were killed today and 69 more were wounded. The deadliest attack occurred in Hit where airstrikes accidentally hit a market. It is unclear if the strikes were conducted by the Iraqis, who often strike civilians in Falluja, or one of the coalition partners.
their first combat flights over Iraq, while Belgium conducted its first airstrike.
that the Aza Tribe struck a secret deal with Iraqi security forces: They would fight the militants in exchange for weapons. The deal appears to have helped security forces reclaim 13 villages. A general bypassed Baghdad and struck the deal directly with tribal leaders. They are just one tribe among several who are working, somewhat reluctantly, with Iraqi troops. Their fight may have gotten more difficult as now the militants in Diyala are reportedly using entire families as human shields.
Many militants, both dead and injured, were brought in to a hospital in Tal Afar. It is believed they came from Rabeaa
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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006. Search Antiwar.com
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