Civilians Beheaded in Riyadh; 27 Killed in Iraq

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Civilians Beheaded in Riyadh; 27 Killed in Iraq

The Islamic State reported
the death of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the group’s most senior spokesman.
The Pentagon admitted that Adnani was the target of a Coalition strike but did
not confirm his death.

The Associated Press has documented
the existence of at least 72 mass graves in Islamic State territories in
Iraq and Syria. Estimates of the number of dead run from 5,200 to more than
15,000 but the actual figures could be higher. Some of the graves have been
opened but many remain behind enemy lines visible only to satellites.

U.S. General Joseph Votel said
Iraq is on track to meet its goal of launching an operation against the Islamic
State in Mosul.

At least 27 were killed and 32 were wounded:

Militants beheaded
13 civilians
in Riyadh.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two
people and wounded eight more
in Ilam. Two
people were killed and nine were wounded
in a blast in Sabaa al-Bour.

Gunmen killed
two soldiers and wounded five more
in Tarmiya.

A bomb near a Madaen cemetery
killed two people and wounded four more
.

Near Baiji, a roadside bomb killed
two people and wounded four more
who were trying to flee Daesh.

Two people
were wounded
in Sadr City when a bomb planted on a car exploded.

A strike on Albu Ali al-Jassim left four
militants dead
.

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