Militias Sneak into Fallujah; 256 Killed in Iraq Battles, Attacks
Although Shi’ite militiamen promised not to enter the
city of Fallujah, witnesses say
the militiamen have donned federal police uniforms in order to sneak into the
city. There are reports
of militia casualties that could confirm the accounts. The U.S. military says
it is concerned about the deception. Separately, the United Nations stated
that it has received new reports of rights violations by the militias, which
the militiamen say is part of a smear campaign.
Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said
as many as 4,000 militants have been killed during the Fallujah
operation. However, the Iraqi government also declared victory in Fallujah on
Friday. Heavy fighting there continues.
At least 256 were killed and 20 more were wounded:
In Baghdad, a bomb killed
one person and wounded five more in Suleikh. A suicide
four security members and wounded five more at a checkpoint. Security
policeman was killed and four were wounded in a blast in Mishada.
A bomb in Taji injured
civilians were injured when shells fell on Mukhisa.
In Khirbet al-Sham, strikes left 83
Airstrikes on Zankura left 55
militants were killed in strikes on Jaber.
In Nawaran, security forces killed 20
militants were killed in strikes on Muhammad Moosa.
Security forces in Saniya killed
militants were killed in Nasr.
In Mosul, militants killed four of their