Bombers Attack Pilgrims in Baghdad; 113 Killed in Iraq

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Bombers Attack Pilgrims in Baghdad; 113 Killed in Iraq

A second generation of U.S. soldiers is now preparing
to enter Mosul. U.S. Army Specialist Chase Snow is deployed near the
northern Iraqi city that his father patrolled 13 years ago after the U.S.
invasion.

In liberated towns such as Qayara or Dhuluiya,
tribal mechanisms are being overwhelmed
in the attempt to seek justice for those harmed by the Islamic State militants.
In many cases, retribution is being sought against innocent family members.

At least 113 people were killed and 77 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a suicide
bomber
killed
six Shi’ite pilgrims and wounded 30
more during a procession in New
Baghdad
. Five
people were killed and 15 were wounded
in two other attacks.

A suicide
bomber
in Adhaim left 10
people dead
. Four of them were policemen. Another 10 were wounded.

Militants retook Shirqat, killing
three security personnel and wounding two more
in the process. Twenty
militants were killed
.

In Qayara, a mortar attack killed a civilian
and wounded 10 more
.

Four
people were wounded
by a bomb while trying to escape Mara village.
The victims were women and children.

Clashes in Aliya, J’iel, Mahboubiyah, Saffagiyah,
and Sarrajiyah left two soldiers dead
and six wounded
. Security forces killed 22
militants
.

Militants destroyed
an Assyrian church in Karmlis.

Turkish authorities said an attack against troops in Bashiqa
was repelled.

Twenty militants
were killed
in a strike north of Mosul.

Security forces killed
16 militants
at Zawiya.

An airstrike on Hit left six militants dead.

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