Militants Fleeing Qayara Execute Police; 117 Killed in Iraq

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Militants Fleeing Qayara Execute Police; 117 Killed in Iraq

Seven months after the liberation of Sinjar (Shingal
in Kurdish), it remains a ghost
town
. Only 20 of the 8,500 or so Yazidi families have returned.
Destroyed infrastructure is the biggest deterrent to reclaiming their homes.
About 80 percent of the city was smashed during the occupation and liberation.

Russia says it will support Peshmerga
troops during the expected battle to liberate Mosul.

Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called
on his follower to stage another Prayer Day rally in Baghdad.

At least 117 people were killed, and 11 were wounded:

In Mosul, militants executed
22 security personnel
, including police and Peshmerga. Bombs killed
eight militants
.

Four
civilians were wounded
during a blast in Tawakil.

A bomb in Bir Ahmed wounded
three militiamen
.

Near Qayara, 18
militants were killed
.

A strike on Zankura killed
15 militants
.

Security forces killed
14 militants
in Mazraa.

Twelve
militants were killed and four were wounded
in a strike on Hammam
al-Alil
. A judge
was among the dead.

Peshmerga forces killed three bombers,
while a fourth killed
himself
during a failed attack in Tal Afar. Seven
militants were killed
in an airstrike.

In Hit, 10
militants were killed
.

In Aloulih, a strike killed
five militants
.

Two
militants were killed
in Broth.

Many militants were killed
between Haditha and Baiji.

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