Executions in Hawija; 175 Killed in Iraq
As the fight for Mosul draws closer, so does the day
that Baghdad and Arbil will have to discuss
the new border for Kurdistan. Peshmerga forces have been busy recovering
traditional Kurdish territory stolen from Iraq by the Islamic State. Those
gains may have come at a cost to other ethnic groups in northern Iraq.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reported
that operations on Khalidiya Island are now ending and about 1,000 militants
At least 175 people were killed
and 19 more wounded:
48 young men in Hawija. The men had been detained in several towns
near Riyadh and imprisoned for months.
In Baghdad, two attacks on
Friday left four
people dead and 17 wounded.
four police officers in Rutba.
A bomb in Zanqar killed one
Peshmerga and wounded two more.
Police in Jabara accused
Shi’ite militiamen of kidnapping a Sunni father and his five sons.
militants were killed in airstrikes on Tal Afar.
In the Jazira area,
security forces killed 30 militants.
militants were killed in an airstrike against Saidiya.
A car bomb on a road between Qayara
and Makhmour left 10
In Hit, airstrikes left three militants dead.
Security forces in Baiji killed
In Mosul, a militant leader was
killed in an airstrike.