51 Killed in Iraq; Militants Hack off Feet of Taggers Calling Citizens to Arms
Kurdish forces have increased Kurdish controlled
territory in Iraq by about 50 percent since the beginning of operations against
the Islamic State militants. What they will be allowed to do with it is up for speculation.
Meanwhile, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken
on Wednesday that ISIS/Daesh has lost about 50 percent of the territory the
group once occupied. He also announced that $181 million in humanitarian aid
will go to help Iraqis displaced by the war.
At least 51 people were killed and 19 were wounded:
people were killed and eight more were wounded in a blast at a Tarmiya
Gunmen in Barwana killed
a civilian and wounded another.
A bomb wounded
three Peshmerga in Baquba.
In Salah ad Din province, security forces killed
Security forces killed
three militants in Thar Thar.
At least seven
militants were killed in an airstrike against Mtabijh. Yesterday,
only six were reported killed in the strike.
An artillery strike killed
two militants in Kasarat.
A bomb near Bashiqa killed a Peshmerga member.
Several militants were killed
in Korean Village.