Operation Launched in Shirqat; 50 Killed Across Iraq
As world leaders gathered in New York City for the first day
of the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Haider
with U.S. President Barack Obama. Abadi also announced
the launch of operations to recover the city of Shirqat, which is home
to tens of thousands of people, and two other locations in Anbar
Peshmerga officials say their bomb disposal teams
have defused over
13,000 booby traps and landmines as well as disposing of munitions and clearing
homes. Also, 88 injured fighters are being sent abroad
for medical care.
At least 50 people were killed:
In Mosul, militants closed all internet cafes and executed
militants were killed in an airstrike on a car bomb factory in Dibs.
In Haditha, a strike left dozens of militants dead.