54 Killed in Iraq; I.E.D. Targets Militia
the United Nations Security Council to address
the unwanted presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq as part of an
escalating row between the two neighboring countries. Prime Minister Binali
Baghdad that Turkish troops will remain in Iraq no matter what Iraq says.
Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes bombed
locations in Dohuk province on Thursday.
Canadian Brigadier-General Peter Dawe said
that Canadian special forces troops recently came under fire in Iraq. No
details were given except that the troops suffered no casualties.
Sunni tribal leaders are blaming Shi’ite
militias for hundreds of kidnappings and many deaths in Tuz Khormato.
At least 54 were killed and seven were wounded:
An I.E.D. in Tarmiya killed
three militiamen and wounded seven more.
militants were killed in a strike on Zuwiya.
An airstrike killed
12 militants, including three paramedics, at a hospital in Rashidiya.
At least five
militants were killed in a strike on Albu Ali Jassim.
Security forces killed four militants
Resistance forces in Qaim killed
four militants and raised an Iraqi flag at their location.
militants were killed in Hawija when the bomb they were building