Pilgrims Attacked in Baghdad; 120 Killed in Iraq
Militants used Muharram observances
to attack Shi’ite pilgrims in Baghdad.
deal between Arbil and Baghdad is apparently behind Kurdish troops
staying out of the battle for Mosul, which is expected to begin later
this month. Also, the Iraqi government re-iterated
its decision that Turkish troops are not welcome in Iraq and will not be
permitted to participate in the operation against Mosul.
Schoolchildren in recently liberated Qayara are learning that the
Iraqi government is rejecting the education they received during the
occupation. They may have to repeat grades, if no other solution is found.
At least 120 people were killed and 73 more were wounded
in recent violence:
In Baghdad, a suicide
seven pilgrims and wounded 25 more in Amil. Six
pilgrims were killed and 21 were wounded in a suicide
blast in Mashtal. A third bombing killed
three people and wounded 10 in Sabaa al-Bour.
fighters were killed in Sinjar. Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.)
guerrillas are suspected of the murder.
Gunmen in Kirkuk killed
an official from the North Oil Company.
A Qayara police
officer was executed in Hud after he was kidnapped by militants.
Peshmerga forces in Khazar killed
Shelling left 12
militants dead in Bashiqa and Fadiliyah.
In Riyadh, shelling left seven
militants dead and 12 wounded.
A dispute among militants in Mtabijh left one
dead and three wounded.