Former VP off Interpol List; 70 Killed in Iraq

Former VP off Interpol List; 70 Killed in Iraq

Security forces have launched
a significant operation against Rutba. The city, which lies on a
strategically important highway leading to Jordan, is poorly defended and could
be easily recaptured.

In Mosul, militants demolished
a 7th Century B.C. palace built by Assyrian King Sennacherib.

Former Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi was removed
from Interpol’s red notice, which basically works as an international arrest
notice. Hashemi had been convicted of murder and sentenced
to death
in absentia during Nouri al-Maliki’s tenure as prime minister, but
Interpol’s investigative committe has found some of the evidence questionable.

At least 70 were killed and 32 were wounded:

In Mosul, militants stoned
21 people to death
, including one woman.

A rocket attack on Khalidiya killed
five people and wounded 15 more

Peshmerga and a militia officer were executed
in Bashiqa.

In Baghdad, two
people were killed and nine were wounded
when a bomb exploded near a garage
in Jisr Diyala. A blast at a market in Shabb killed
two people and wounded eight more

Militiamen killed
25 militants
during operation in the Euphrates River basin near Haditha.

Security forces killed
seven militants
in Baghdadi.

Strikes on Awsaja killed
four militants

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