ISIS fighters parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.
January closed out with 293 deaths and 289 wounded. Most of the casualties were among the Islamic State militants. That brought the monthly totals to 6,106 dead and 2,240 wounded.
Antiwar.com found 1,587 deaths reported among civilians and security members. Another 4,519 dead were reported among Islamic State militants. The number of wounded was 1,953, including 431 injured militants.
According to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, 1,375 people were killed during January, including 790 civilians. Another 2,240 people were wounded, both civilians and security members. However, the U.N. does not count militant casualties. They also do not count civilian or military casualties in militant territory such as Anbar province.
Combining the higher wounded number reported by U.N. representatives in Iraq and those discovered by Antiwar.com, the January casualty figures are 6,106 and 2,240. These figures are not independently confirmable and should be considered only estimates. The U.N figures are the absolute minimum. The casualties figures among the Islamic State militants are unknown and mostly provided by the Iraq government. Certainly, the militants have suffered a considerably higher number of wounded.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promised to address the deaths of 72 Iraqis allegedly murdered by Shi’ite militiamen. Joining him in calling for an investigation is Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
The full extent of the destruction of Mosul library at the hands of Islamic State militants is slowly being revealed.
Four people were killed and 11 more were wounded in a blast near a livestock market in Madaen.
In Dour and Alam, 37 people were executed.
The number of casualties in a pair of bombings in Samarra on Friday rose by eight dead and 29 wounded from only six reported dead. Clashes that followed left another 16 wounded among security sources.
A bomb killed two soldiers and wounded four more in Taji.
Peshmerga troops recaptured the small Khubaz oilfield near Kirkuk and liberated 24 workers. A sniper killed Peshmerga Major General Hussein Mansur. A booby-trapped house killed a major and wounded four Peshmerga forces. At least four more Peshmerga members were killed in this battler or nearby fighting. Fifteen militants were also killed.
In Tel al-Ward, three policemen were killed and 18 were wounded in operations.
Gunmen killed a civilian in Diwaniya.
In Iskandariya, security forces found the body of a woman who had been stabbed.
A hospital in Hawija received 104 dead and 142 wounded militants after battles near Kirkuk.
Peshmerga forces killed 36 militants in Kazakh.
In Banshakh village, 15 militants were killed.
Fifteen militants were killed in al-Falahat.
Four militants were killed during an attack on Amiriyat al-Falluja.
Dozens of militants were killed during an attack in Makhmour.