Pilgrims Attacked in Baghdad; 120 Killed in Iraq

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Pilgrims Attacked in Baghdad; 120 Killed in Iraq

Militants used Muharram observances
to attack Shi’ite pilgrims in Baghdad.

An oil
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:

Militants executed
45 civilians
in Hawija. An airstrike on oil facilities killed
six militants
. A family trying to escape came across a landmine; three
were killed and two were wounded
.

In Baghdad, a suicide
bomber
killed
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.

Miliants in Mosul executed
a police officer and his son
. An airstrike killed
10 militants
. A radio station broadcasting Daesh programming was destroyed in an
airstrike.

Two Peshmerga
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
12 militants
.

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
.

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