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IPFS News Link • Iraq

3,842 Killed in Iraq during September


Adding these brings the preliminary figures to 3,842 killed and 1,133 wounded in the last month. As more figures are released tomorrow, these will be revised. These figures do not include any casualties related to airstrikes on the Kurdistan Workers Party.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, sixteen Turkish kidnapping victims were freed and immediately flown home to Turkey. On Sept. 2, a previously unknown militant group had kidnapped 18 men and released a list of political demands. Two of the abductees were freed two weeks ago. It is unclear which demands, if any, were satisfied.

Over 500 people have now been sickened by cholera across Iraq. Reports that several of the patients died have been retracted.

At least 181 were killed and 69 were wounded:

Kurdish Peshmerga forces staged a major operation that liberated a number of towns and villages in the Kirkuk area. At least 16 Peshmerga were killed and 32 were wounded. At least 40 militants were killed. Militants beheaded seven Peshmerga fighters in what may have been retaliation for this operation.