Children Killed, Wounded Fleeing ISIS; 116 Killed Across Iraq
The United Nations warned
Iraq that hastening death sentences for accused militants would likely
increase the number of innocent people executed for crimes they did not commit.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said
that Iraq suffers from a “a consistent failure to respect due process and
fair trial standards, including a reliance on torture to extract confessions.”
Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi appeared in
Parliament to address allegations of corruption. Instead of responding to the
charges, he turned the tables and accused
several others of corruption, including Speaker Salim al-Jabouri.
The General Directorate of Health in Dohuk province reported the births
of 18,995 babies in displaced persons camps since August 2014 but criticized a
lack of assistance from Baghdad.
At least 116 people were killed and 22 were wounded
in recent violence:
In Baghdad, a bomb killed
two people and wounded four in the neighborhood of Jafri Naddaf. One
person was killed and seven were wounded in a Shabb bombing. An
airstrike north of the city left a wali
and several assistants dead.
was killed and five others were wounded by a roadside blast in Tel
al-Wared. The group was trying to flee Daesh territory.
a civilian in Jurf al-Meleh.
was killed and two more were wounded by a sniper in Tarmiya.
Clashes in Nukhaib left four
security members wounded and seven militants dead.
Fighting to free Jazirat al-Khalidiya left 73
A strike on Romana left 25
At least two
suicide bombers were killed in Thar Thar.