ISIS Attacks Anbar Outpost; 36 Killed Across Iraq

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ISIS Attacks Anbar Outpost; 36 Killed Across Iraq

Iraqi forces are converging
on Rutba near the Syrian border in order to clear a few nearby areas of
militants. Large-scale operations against Islamic State militants are expected
in Hawija soon and in Mosul as well.

The United Kingdom is deploying
an additional 250 soldiers to Iraq ahead of the Mosul assault.

At least 36 people were killed and 26 were wounded:

Thirteen
soldiers were killed and 24 were wounded
when militants attacked their
position in Anbar province.

A bomb killed five people
trying to flee Daesh territory near Hawija. The victims were two women
and three children.

A woman
was stoned to death
in Mosul.

Near Choman, Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.)
guerrillas executed
a female member
who was attempting to desert the group.

Two
policemen were wounded
in a bombing in Jurf al-Sakhar.

In Baghdad, a bomb wounded
a number of Shi’ite pilgrims.

Militants attacked
Khanouka village near Shirqat. Villagers were forced to flee, but no
casualties were reported. Security forces repelled
the attack.

An airstrike on Hayy al-Bakr left seven
militants dead
.

In Tlul al-Baj, security forces killed
six militants
.

Three militants
officials were killed
in an explosion in Baaj.

Dozens of militants were killed
or wounded
during a Peshmerga artillery strike on Hassan Shallal.

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