51 Killed in Iraq; Militants Hack off Feet of Taggers Calling Citizens to Arms

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:

In Baghdad, gunmen attack a home in the Rashad
neighborhood, where they killed
a married couple and two children
. Gunmen killed
the driver
of a car in Adil.

people were killed and eight more were wounded
in a blast at a Tarmiya

Gunmen in Barwana killed
a civilian and wounded another

In Sdera, militants cut
off the feet of seven young people
who were caught graffitiing messages calling
on citizens to take
up arms
against Daesh.

A bomb wounded
three Peshmerga
in Baquba.

In Salah ad Din province, security forces killed
30 militants

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.

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