Attacks on Baghdad Continue; 145 Killed in Iraq
Shi’ite militia leader Aws al-Khafaji has threatened to
several prisoners held in Dhi Qar province if the Iraqi government does
not employ the death penalty against them soon. Khafaji heads the Abulfadhil
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.
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.
Airstrikes left 55
militants dead in Sheikh Ali village.
Security forces in Sharqat killed
24 militants and wounded 19 more.
militants were killed and 30 were wounded in strikes on Bakara
village and near Hawija General Hospital.
In Hawija, a strike killed
Turkish artillery fire killed
about a dozen militants in Fadiliya and Shalalat.