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:
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.).
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.
At least 57
militants were killed during the liberation of four villages near Qayara.
They include al-Bazajlah, Imam Gharbi, al-Mreir, and
more militants were killed in the liberation of nearby Auajjba and Zhiliya.
Security forces killed
16 militants in Salah ad Din and Kirkuk provinces.