Iraq�s Anbar Province Under Siege: 107 Killed, 46 Wounded
January 4, 2014At least 107 were killed and 46 were wounded today. Most of the casualties were insurgents fighting in Anbar and elsewhere.
Falluja came under heavy shelling today as the Iraqi government attempted to retake the city. Security officials admitted to losing control of Falluja, where eight people were killed and 30 more were wounded in the latest violence. At least one civilian was killed and seven more were wounded, including children, during a mortar attack in Ramadi. At least 75 members of an army brigade were reported captured.
Residents have complained of limited access to fuel and food in the region. Yesterday, militants cut down power lines and ordered residents not to use generators, but food is being delivered to mosques for distribution. Many residents have fled or are attempting to do so ahead of more fighting, as others remain behind hoping to protect their properties.
In Albu Faraj, 25 militants were killed, while 35 more were killed near Garma. Another 18 fighters were killed in Ramadi and Falluja.
Thirteen gunmen were killed during a military operation in Baghdad. Five policemen were wounded in an I.E.D. blast.
On a road south Mosul, an I.E.D. killed one soldier and wounded two more.
In Mosul, a gunman was killed as he tried to attack a checkpoint. Gunmen killed a Shabak civilian. A soldier was shot to death.
Three gunmen were killed in a clash with police in Dujail.
An I.E.D. in Baquba wounded a policeman and a civilian.