99 Killed in Iraq, Including Journalist and Governor’s Nephew

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99 Killed in Iraq, Including Journalist and Governor’s Nephew

Victories against the Islamic State militants may be welcome
by Iraqis as a whole, but the battles have not
returned
former ISIS/Daesh territory back to normal. Residents, even if
they can go home, do not have access to services and infrastructure in their
destroyed cities and villages.

At least 99 people were killed and three more wounded:

A Kurdish
journalist was killed
in Dohuk. He was found tortured and beaten and
died later in the hospital. The journalist may have had ties to the Kurdistan
Workers Party (P.K.K.).

Gunmen killed
an Iraqi governor’s nephew
in Erbil. Sifuk Watban Al Sultan was the
nephew of Nineveh governor Nowfal Al Aqoub.

In Mosul, militants executed five civilians.

Clashes in Jazirat al-Ramadi left one
policeman dead and three wounded
. Strikes left 10 militants dead.

At least 57
militants were killed
during the liberation of four villages near Qayara.
They include al-Bazajlah, Imam Gharbi, al-Mreir, and
al-Tal’ah
. Eight
more militants were killed
in the liberation of nearby Auajjba and Zhiliya.

Security forces killed
16 militants
in Salah ad Din and Kirkuk provinces.

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