2,381 Killed in Iraq During September
At least 2,381 people were killed and 771 were wounded
in Iraq during September. These numbers are considerably lower than in August
when 4,312 people were killed and 1,136 were wounded.
During September, Antiwar.com found 438 civilians, 114
security personnel, 34 Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) guerrillas, and 1,795
militants were killed. Another 600 civilians, 122 security personnel, one
P.K.K. member, and 49 militants were injured. The P.K.K. casualties were due to
unauthorized Turkish airstrikes in northern Iraq.
These figures are estimates. Due to the nature of the
conflict, exact figures are impossible. The Iraqi government frequently
underreports security casualties. At the same time, it may be exaggerating
militant casualties. Or, classifying civilian and security casualties as
“militant.” Independent confirmation of many casualties, particularly those
behind enemy lines, is impossible.
In today’s news:
Eight French fighter jets took off from the aircraft
carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Mediterranean and flew
a mission over Iraq on Friday. The nature of the mission was not revealed,
but it is presumably related to the upcoming assault on Mosul.
At least 50 people were killed and 18 more were wounded
in recent violence:
In Sadr City, three people were
killed and eight were wounded when two bombs exploded at a market.
militants were killed in a strike on Ana.
were killed in a strike on Albu Diab.
In Hit, an airstrike left six