Anbar Council Claims Civilians Killed in Airstrikes; 106 Killed in Iraq
Judge Mohammed al-Janabi, Iraq’s chief prosecutor, has filed
complaints against several lawmakers accused of corruption. Earlier this week,
Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi was himself being questioned over graft
allegations, when he accused the parliament speaker, four sitting
lawmakers, one former lawmaker, and two parliamentary officials of trying to
blackmail him into passing contracts and rehiring employees. Speaker Salim
al-Jabouri is suing Obeidi for making false claims.
On the second anniversary of the attack on the Yazidi
population of Iraq, the United Nations warned
that the Islamic State militants are still conducting war crimes against this
minority, including genocide.
British jets destroyed
a building being used by Daesh that was once one of Saddam’s palaces.
At least 106 people were killed and 23 more wounded:
people were killed and 17 were wounded in an airstrike near Qaim. A
member of Anbar Provincial Council, Farhan Mohammed, said the strike killed
civilians including women and children. A military source claimed the dead were
militants. Another airstrike left at least 10
militants dead at an explosives factory.
In Baghdad, a blast killed
one militiaman and wounded six more.
An airstrike left 20 militants dead
near Jada’a village.
18 militants near Qayara.
militants were killed when security forces capture the Walid border
crossing with Syria.
A militant mass grave containing as many as seven
bodies was discovered in Jurf al-Sakhar.
At least seven
militants were killed in a strike on Hadhar.
In Rawa, a strike killed
A strike on Kasriyat left several militants dead.