View Full Version : Over 1,100 Casualties In Iraq 1st Week of October 2014

10-13-2014, 02:26 PM
Attacks and casualties have gone down since the height of the insurgent summer offensive. They were still extremely high with just over 1,100 dead and wounded from October 1-7, 2014. There has been intense fighting in Anbar and Salahaddin where the Islamic State is on the offensive with the former largely falling under its control during the week. Baghdad is feeling more threatened as a result and the government is carrying out more security sweeps in the belts as a result. The Kurdish peshmerga are also trying to cut into the Islamic State’s hold in Diyala and Ninewa, but has only made progress in the latter. Despite the decrease in security statistics they only tell half the story as security is still very precarious and the insurgents continue to hold the initiative.

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