Defense Minister Survives Mortar Attack; 126 Killed in Iraq

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Defense Minister Survives Mortar Attack; 126 Killed in Iraq

Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi survived a mortar
attack while traveling near Imam Gharbi village in northern Iraq. The minister
was traveling in a bulletproof vehicle and no casualties were reported.
Bodyguards fired back at the militants. He was visiting the Nineveh Operation
Center near Makhmour to meet with officials.

Four F-16s were delivered
to Iraq, bringing the total of 36 promised aircraft to eight planes so far.

At least 126 people were killed and 26 more wounded:

Qayara officials said that about 20 people have died
while in custody of Daesh. It is unclear how the victims died, but the
militants are holding thousands of people as human shields, threatening to kill
and torture those who try to escape.

In Mosul, militants beheaded
seven people
.

Four
shoppers were killed and 11 were wounded
when a bomb exploded at a market
in Yusufiya.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed
two people and wounded eight more
at a commercial district in Iskan.
A bomb targeting a militia convoy in Doura left three
militiamen dead and seven wounded
. Two
suicide bombers were killed
in Arab Jabour.

Three
men were executed
in Hawija.

A sniper killed Major Abdul
Amir al-Zirgani
in Jazirat al-Khalidiya.

In Khalidiya Island, security forces killed
at least 31 militants
.

Security forces killed
25 militants
in the Thar Thar poultry fields.

Eleven
militants were killed
in strikes on Zankura.

Strikes on Albu Nimr killed
eight militants
.

Five
militants were killed
at the Walid border crossing with Syria.

Airstrikes left two
militants dead
in Ramadi.

Two
militants were killed
in Horh.

In Hamdia, two
militants were killed
.

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