Child Killed in Mosque Among 55 Killed in Iraq

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Iraqi authorities allowed civilians to
return to Fallujah on Saturday. A total of 17 families arrived, but
three of them were turned away due to alleged ties to the Islamic State
militants.

Iranian artillery fell on Sidakan. No injuries were
reported, but about a hundred families were forced to flee the area.

The United Nations named Nadia
Murad
the U.N.O.D.C. Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of
Human Trafficking. The 23-year-old Yazidi woman was captured by the Islamic
State militants in 2014 and subjected to sex slavery and trafficking.

Followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
peacefully demonstrated
for reforms in central Baghdad on Friday.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is scheduled to meet
U.S. President Barack Obama next week at the United Nations.

Ankara is insisting
that Turkish troops will have a role in the operation
to liberate Mosul. Turkey currently has troops deployed in Bashiqa
despite demands from Baghdad that these troops be removed. Turkey also conducts
airstrikes without authorization from the Iraqi government. 

Militants are reportedly shelling civilians in Shirqat
in order to fine
them as they try to escape.

At least 58 people were killed and 19 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a bomb killed
two people and wounded seven more
at an Amiriya produce market.

A bomb at a mosque in Kirkuk killed a child and wounded
five others
.

Strikes on Rashad and Riyadh left 15
militants dead and seven wounded
.

Nine
militants were killed
when the car bomb they were working on in Rawa
exploded.

In Tal Afar, an airstrike left eight
militants dead
. More militants were killed in separate strikes.

Six
militants were killed
in an airstrike near the Ajil oil field.

Another six
were killed
in a strike on Albu Diab.

Six
more were killed
in a strike in Albu Ali Jassim.

Militants executed
four of their own
for involvement in an airstrike in Mtabijh that
left several leaders dead.

Security forces killed
a man
hiding in a dark room in Fallujah.

In Rawa, strikes killed
a number of militants.

Several militants were killed
in a strike near the Haditha Dam.

An airstrike destroyed
a Zab chemical weapons plant.

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