Suicide Blast at Abu Ghraib Mosque; 166 Killed in Iraq
Although Fallujah is now liberated, it may be weeks
or months before civilians are allowed
to return home. However, their situation at the refugee camps has not improved.
As well as there being little food or water, the displaced are crammed together
in tents that were not meant to hold so many.
Shi’ite militiamen are now openly admitting
to participating in operations inside the city of Fallujah even though they
promised to stay away. So far, they have escaped any war crimes accusations
that have plagued them in other Sunni cities.
Security forces have chased
militants further west along the Euphrates River.
At least 166 were killed and 57 more were wounded:
In Fallujah, the bodies
of seven detainees were found at a makeshift prison.
farmers were shot dead in Hussein al-Hammadi.
Security forces killed
about 100 militants near Sharqat.
Strikes on Badush left 28
militants dead and 12 wounded.
Ten militants were
killed in strikes on Haj.
In Rutba, a suicide
bomber was killed.