53 Killed in Iraq; Security Forces Draw Closer to Jordanian Border
Security forces captured
more territory on the international highway west of Rutba. They have
reached at least as far as Camp Korean Village, which is a former U.S. base.
The eventual goal is to control
the entire highway to the Jordanian and Syrian borders.
Security forces say
they will try to recover Falluja next. However, this may include Shi’ite
militias, which are not welcome in the city.
In International Money Fund (I.M.F.) announced
it will lend $5.4 billion to Iraq over the next three years. There are several
important conditions attached to the loan, such as promising to fight
Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central
unannounced in Baghdad as part of a Middle East tour.
Troops have cut
off a supply line near Qaim and the Syrian border.
people were killed and 10 were wounded in a bombing in a Taji
In Baghdad, three
soldiers were wounded by a blast in Arab Jabour.
people were killed and eight were wounded in Mahmoudiya when a bomb
exploded near shops.
A bomb killed
one soldier and wounded another near al-Aali.
militants were killed during airstrikes on Tal Keif.
Security forces killed
seven militants in Barwana.
In Bashiqa, a strike killed
Peshmerga forces killed
three militants and wounded two more in Kazak.
A strike on Khalidiya killed