Carnage at Baghdad Mall; 57 Killed in Iraq

Carnage at Baghdad Mall; 57 Killed in Iraq

On Friday the last 280 members of the Iranian exile group, Mujahideen
(M.E.K.), were relocated
from their home at Camp Liberty/Hurriya near Baghdad to the country of Albania.
The group had been a source of controversy and the target of attacks for many
years. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed
his satisfaction with the completion of the move, which the United Nations
had been working on for the last three years.

Relatives of more than 200 suspected Islamic State militants
were forced
to abandon
their homes in Dhuluiya. In Hit, 170 families have
been given until Sept. 12 to do likewise. The Ministry of Migration and
Displacement condemned the actions, which may have more to do with settling
scores than punishing militants.

The Netherlands announced the country
would continue its training mission in Iraq through 2017.

At least 57 were killed and 60 were wounded:

In Baghdad, two
suicide bombers
blew themselves up at the year-old Nakheel Mall on
Palestine Street near the Oil Ministry; 40
people were killed and 60 were wounded

In Mosul, militants executed
four men
who were former Iraqi army officers.

A senior militant official
and five companions were killed
in an airstrike on Tal Afar.

militants were killed
in an airstrike on Haditha.

An airstrike on Hit left two
militants dead

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