Major Operation Launched near Fallujah; 83 Killed in Iraq
Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi said
many Islamic State militants are trying to sneak out of Mosul with their
Parliament passed a bill
officially banning the Ba’ath Party.
At least 83 people were killed and 21 were wounded:
people were killed and eight were wounded when a bomb exploded in Mahmoudiya.
Gunmen in Qara Tapa wounded
At least 50
militants were killed in clashes in Jazirat al-Khalidiya as part of a major operation launched to liberate areas in and around Khalidiya. Many Daesh militants fled in this direction after the liberation of nearby Fallujah.
Strikes on Albu Bali, near Khalidiya, left 20
In Mosul, a strike left 10
explosives expert was killed in a strike on Hawija.
Among the fatalities in Friday’s previously announced airstrike
on Qaim was Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadis brother-in law.
The strike killed a total of 13 militants. That figure remains the same. What
was not already reported is that the strike also wounded