Fighting Continues in Fallujah; 185 Killed in Iraq
The World Health Organization warned
that civilians in Fallujah are at high risk for disease. Poor hygienic
conditions and a lack of vaccinations could trigger a massive outbreak of
disease. Last year, refugees in the Abu Ghraib area contracted
cholera which later spread to other provinces.
Security forces say
they have liberated 25 percent of Fallujah and killed 232 militants so
At least 185 were killed and 37 more were wounded:
19 civilians in Shirqat.
In Fallujah, a sniper shot and killed
a toddler and wounded his mother as they tried to escape. Security forces killed
15 car bombers. Twenty
militants were killed in Basateen and Halabesa. Twelve
more were killed in southern Fallujah.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed
two people and wounded four more.
In Jazira and Zankura, security forces killed
At least 15
militants were killed and 20 were wounded during airstrikes on Hawija.
Artillery fire killed
12 militants in Doulab.
An airstrike on Rashid killed
A strike killed
two militant officials in Shirqat last week.
leader was killed during fighting in Makhmour.