Civilians Killed Fleeing Fallujah; 149 Killed Across Iraq
Security forces opened a relatively safe escape
route out of southwest Fallujah. About 4,000 people are estimated to
have used the al-Salam (Peace) Junction route since it was secured on Saturday.
Reaching the meeting point, however, is dangerous. Many civilians have been
killed trying to escape the Islamic State held city, even today. If civilians
are able to flee, this could hasten the recapture of the city by security
At least 149 were killed and six more were wounded:
In Fallujah, eighteen
people were shot dead while attempting to reach the al-Salam junction. Three
children drowned in the Euphrates while attempting to swim across to
freedom. Militants executed
20 of their own for deserting the battles.
of 20 security personnel believed killed in the Speicher Massacre were
found in a mass grave near Tikrit.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed
one person and wounded six more.
In a video, militants executed two people
at an unknown location. One of the executioners is said to have killed his
In nearby al-Haj, coalition strikes killed
20 militants. Security forces hope to liberate this village soon.
In Qayara, an airstrike killed
militants were killed in a strike on Haditha.
nine militants, including a wali, in Baaj.
militants were killed in an airstrike on Falahat.
Airstrikes on Hararat killed
In Jumhouriyah, security forces killed