99 Killed in Iraq; Dozens Executed in Mosul
Iraq commanders say
the operation in Fallujah has stalled because there is no coordination
between the disparate security forces fighting the Islamic State militants.
While these groups bicker about their various roles, the conditions for civilians
in the city are deteriorating quickly. Refugees say that the militants have
been using food to bribe residents into joining their tanks.
Iraqi authorities have banned
human rights groups from interviewing the alleged victims of Shi’ite militiamen.
Hundreds of men are being held in Saqlawiya under the pretense that they
being investigated for ties to ISIS. The militiamen deny the allegations.
Hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi fired several
officials, protesters returned to Tahrir
Square to resume their anti-corruption demonstrations.
Gone are the general director of Iraqi intelligence, director of the trade bank
of Iraq, and head of the Iraqi media network. The directors of the
Agricultural, Industrial, Rafidain, Rasheed, and Real Estate banks were also
removed from their posts.
At least 99 were killed and 41 more were
In Mosul, militants executed
A car bomb in the holy city of Karbala killed
10 people and wounded 26 more.
In Baghdad, one
person was killed and seven were wounded by a blast in Nahrawan.
displaced people were killed in a blast in Khazar.
Gunmen in Muqdadiya killed
an elderly man and wounded his wife.
boy was shot dead in Abu Saida.
militants were killed in a strike on Falahat.
Shelling left four
militants dead and seven wounded in Albu Ziyab.