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.
25 militants during operation in the Euphrates River basin near Haditha.
Security forces killed
seven militants in Baghdadi.
Strikes on Awsaja killed