Attacks on Baghdad Continue; 145 Killed in Iraq

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Attacks on Baghdad Continue; 145 Killed in Iraq

Shi’ite militia leader Aws al-Khafaji has threatened to
publicly execute
several prisoners held in Dhi Qar province if the Iraqi government does
not employ the death penalty against them soon. Khafaji heads the Abulfadhil
al-Abbas
militia.

Following the July 3 Karrada bombing, Shi’ite
militias
have been notably active in the Baghdad neighborhood, attempting
to gain political
power
and further threatening the district’s multi-cultural character.
However, most of the Shi’ites in Karrada follow Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani,
who is a moderate cleric and critical of the militias.

Security forces discovered
an underground prison at the air base in Qayara.          

At least 145 people were killed, and 91 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a suicide
bomber
targeted a checkpoint in Rashidiya left eight
dead and 23 wounded
. A bomb killed
one and wounded seven
in Nahrawan.  Three people were killed and nine were
wounded
in another attack. A doctor
was killed
in a sticky bomb attack.

A suicide
bomber
attacked the Baquba home of a chief of the Juraniya tribe. He
killed
the sheikh and a guest
.

Two
Peshmerga were killed and another was wounded
during a rocket attack on Daquq.

A rocket attack on Ijhala left one
cameraman dead and a reporter wounded
.

In Muqdadiya, a bomb killed
a policeman and wounded another
. A civilian
was shot dead
.

Airstrikes left 55
militants dead
in Sheikh Ali village.

Security forces in Sharqat killed
24 militants and wounded 19 more
.

Fifteen
militants were killed and 30 were wounded
in strikes on Bakara
village and near Hawija General Hospital.

In Hawija, a strike killed
17 militants
.

Turkish artillery fire killed
about a dozen militants
in Fadiliya and Shalalat.

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