167 Killed in Iraq; ISIS Arrests Civilians for Observing Eid
Islamic State militants arrested
60 people in Mosul for disobeying orders. The arrestees were detained
while trying to visit cemeteries and mosques on the first day of Eid al-Adha.
However, the militants had earlier declared
that the Eid will be observed starting Tuesday, and anyone disobeying these orders
would be arrested and flogged. The rest of the Islamic world began celebrating
the Eid on Monday. It is unclear why ISIS/Daesh did not.
At least 167 militants were killed and seven were wounded:
Over 100 militants were
killed in airstrikes in the Albirari areas.
An accidental explosion killed
26 militants and wounded seven more in Ghazlani. Civilian casualties
were also reported.
In Sinjar, strikes left 25
At least 16
militants were killed during a failed attack on Qayara.