Civilians Shot While Fleeing Fallujah; 48 Killed in Iraq

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Civilians Shot While Fleeing Fallujah; 48 Killed in Iraq

Although the United States has spent $1.6 billion in
U.S. arms and training, the Iraqi army is still
problematic
, full of corruption and mismanagement. Nevertheless, combined
security and Coalition forces have taken back considerable territory.

At least 48 were killed and three more were wounded:

In Fallujah, militants gunned
down 30 civilians
, mostly women and children who were trying to flee the
city.

Three
people were killed and 11 were wounded
by a suicide
blast
at a security checkpoint in Baghdad.

A roadside bomb in Albu Musa killed
one militiaman and wounded three more
.

Nine
militants were killed
during an operation in Saridiya.

Airstrikes near Makhmour killed
eight militants
.

Several
militants were killed or wounded
in Rabeaa. The leader of ISIS, Abu
Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly among them, but this has not been confirmed.

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