Antiquities Destroyed; 111 Killed in Iraq

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Antiquities Destroyed; 111 Killed in Iraq

Militants blew
up
the 3,000-year-old Temple of Nabu at the ruins of the ancient
Assyrian city of Nimrod. Satellite imagery confirmed extensive damage.

At least 111 were killed and 101 more were wounded:

In Baghdad, a suicide
bomber
killed 19
people and wounded 63 more
near a cinema in Baghdad al-Jadida.

Seven
civilians and five security members were killed
, when a suicide
bomber
attacked an army checkpoint in Taji. Another 32
people were wounded
.

A family of six attempted to escape Hawija but came
across a roadside bomb. The mother was killed.
The father and four
children were wounded
.

In Iskandariya, gunmen wounded
a policeman
.

Security forces in Baiji killed
21 militants
.

Air strikes left 20
militants dead
in Qayara.

Seventeen
militants were killed
in strikes around Nasr.

In Fallujah, at least a dozen
militants were killed
.

A strike on Baaj left seven
militants dead
.

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