160 Killed in Iraq; Torture Arrests Made

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160 Killed in Iraq; Torture Arrests Made

The Iraqi Ministry of Immigration and Displacement released new figures
on the number of internally displaced civilians in Iraq. About 3.6 million
people are currently displaced from their homes. However, 600,000 former
refugees have been able to return home, so far.

At a press conference on Sunday, Anbar Governor Suhaib
Al-Rawi
said 49
civilians were killed
and 643 are missing after reaching Shi’ite militias
forces near Fallujah. At least four security personnel were arrested
after video surfaced of them abusing civilians. The militias say they have been
screening male refugees for ties to the Islamic State militants. They deny any
abuse. Police forces in Anbar say they have arrested
about 500 militants who were trying to escape among the refugees. At least
7,000 refugees have streamed
through the al-Salam Junction route since Saturday.

At least 160 were killed and 16 more were wounded:

A sniper in Tarmiya killed
one soldier and wounded two more
at a checkpoint.

An army
officer was shot dead
in Muqdadiya.

In Qayara, security forces killed
20 militants
. Militants executed
18
of their own personnel.

Eight
militants were killed and 14 were wounded
in an airstrike on Shuhada,
southern Fallujah. At least 43
more were killed
in fighting.

Security forces killed
eight militants
in Falahat.

In Fallujah, six
suicide bombers were killed
.

Heavy fighting was reported in Jeraishi where at
least four
suicide bombers were killed
.

Security forces killed
a militant
in Waqaf.

Near Iskandariya hospital, a militant
was killed
while trying to plant a bomb.

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