134 Killed in Iraq as Fighting Resumes After Holiday

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134 Killed in Iraq as Fighting Resumes After Holiday

During an unannounced visit to Iraq on Monday, U.S. Defense
Secretary Ashton Carter said
the United States will deploy 560 additional troops to Iraq, where they will
defend the recently captured airbase at Qayara. The airbase is tactically important
for the upcoming attempt to retake Mosul. The number of U.S. troops in Iraq
will rise to 4,647 with the new deployment. Canadian Defense Minister Harjit
Singh Sajjan
also traveled
to Baghdad to meet with government officials.

Five new refugee camps were opened in Dohuk
to deal with the expected flow of displaced people from Mosul. The
United Nations believes
that thousands of children could be left homeless when that assault begins.

At least 134 people were killed, and 26 were wounded:

Near Qayara, militants executed
nine people
belonging to two families who were trying to escape Daesh
territory. Internecine fighting among militants left nine dead and 19
wounded
. Airstrikes left 25
militants dead
.

A sticky bomb left on a car in Nidaa killed
one person and wounded two children
.

Gunmen killed
a policeman
in Numaniya, but one
of them was wounded
in return fire.

A civilian
was shot dead
in Muqdadiya.

In Shuhada, gunmen wounded
a mukhtar
.

Forty
militants were killed
in an operation on Jamila.

Security forces in Albu Teban killed
35 militants
.

Security forces killed
eight militants
in Shakariya.

In Hit, three
militants were killed
.

Two
militants were killed and three were wounded
during a strike on Brij.

Dozens of militants were killed when
Peshmerga units fired artillery rounds at several villages in the Sinjar
region.

Airstrikes killed
dozens of militants in Alas and Fatha.

Hundreds of militants were reportedly killed
in Albu Risha and Zankura.

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