60 Killed in Iraq, Including Executed Civilians
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said
there will be no renewed peace process involving the Kurdistan Workers’ Party
(P.K.K.) at this time. For Iraq, this will mean continued airstrikes by Turkish
jets on northern Iraqi territory, where P.K.K. militants are believed to be
hiding. Baghdad has publicly requested the strikes cease, but Turkey has so far
refused. Iraq has also ordered Turkish troops to leave Iraqi territory. The
troops are stationed near Bashiqa. Turkey claims to need them there to fight
the Islamic State militants.
At least 60 people were killed and 22 more wounded:
civilians were executed in Mosul.
A suicide bomber in Yusufiya killed
two militiamen and wounded eight more.
A bomb in Baghdad killed
one person and wounded seven more in Talibiya.
In Basra, gunmen killed
one a driver and wounded two bystanders.
In Fallujah, a bomb killed
one policeman and wounded two more.
A crew working for al-Ahad TV came under mortar attack in Jazirat
al-Khalidiya, leaving a technician
dead and a reporter wounded.
A sniper killed a Peshmerga members
and wounded another who had stopped to help people fleeing ISIS in Wadi
Naft. Warplanes then bombed the militants.
In Daquq, a decomposing body
man was shot dead in Kirkuk.
A bomb wounded
two people in Mahmoudiya.
At least 20 militants were killed
when they attacked Peshmerga forces in Shanafi village at the Gwer
Security forces killed
14 militants in Khalidiya Island.
Militants executed three
of their own in Hawija, including an emir accused of ordering his
troops to retreat.
A strike on Baghdad Island killed
a wali and several other militants.