Dozens Executed; 118 Killed in Iraq
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited
Kirkuk — for the first time as Iraq’s premier — to discuss plans to liberate
nearby areas around Hawija. Although the flood of evacuees from the area
suggests that it needs to be liberated ahead of what is expected to be a very
long assault on Mosul, special forces have already been
deployed near Mosul.
At least 118 people were killed and 29 were wounded:
In Mosul, militants executed
58 people by drowning. Some or all were former militants, and they were
accused of being part of a plot to fight Daesh. Family members were not
permitted to take hold of the bodies, and the militants dumped them in a mass
eight resistance fighters in Rashidiya.
In Baghdad, a bomb in Sabaa al-Bour killed
two people and wounded eight more. One
person was killed and four were wounded by a blast in Arab Jabour. Two
people were killed and six were wounded when a bomb exploded in Nahrawan.
A sticky bomb killed
a man in Ghazaliya.
men were executed in Riyadh and Batosh for helping evacuees.
The men were part of the Obeidi tribe.
people were killed and 11 were wounded in Yusufiya, when a bomb
exploded at a market.
25 militants dead in Telul al-Bag.
militants were killed in a strike on Kokjli.
Security forces killed
a militant official and his companion in Hawi basin.
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