Investigation of Reported Refugee Murders Continues; 203 Killed in Iraq
Iraqi officials visited a displacement camp in Amiriyat
al-Fallujah, where they were bombarded with complaints
from refugees who say their male loved ones have been missing since escaping
Islamic State territory. Shi’ite militias admit they are interrogating
male refugees, looking for signs they may be militants instead of civilians.
Some of the cleared men say
they were tortured and saw other men killed. About 43,000 people have been displaced
from Fallujah and surrounding areas. The flow of refugees from Fallujah slowed
In Tuz Khormato, Ahmed Sheikh Langari, a Kurdistan
Democratic Party (KDP) member said that
Shi’ite militiamen are failing to follow a truce agreement.
The town of Nasr changed
hands again today. The Iraqi Army reclaimed it about two months after
capturing it the first time, then retreating.
At least 203 were killed and 19 more were wounded:
At least 40
militants were killed during fighting in Albu Risha, Jeraishi,
Iraqi and Peshmerga forces killed 37
militants in Faraj and Kherbat-Shamam.
In Sharqat, an airstrike on a ferry killed
militants were killed in Falahat and Subaihat.
Security forces killed
19 militants in Doulab.
militants were killed in Albu Diyab.