146 Are Killed in Battles and Bombings Across Iraq
At least 146 people were killed today and 63 more were wounded. Islamic State militants staged an attack just a few miles from Baghdad on Sunday.
The U.N. Mission in Iraq and the U.N. Human Rights Office issued a joint report on the death penalty in Iraq. The report warns that the death penalty could be fueling even more violence due to the unfair practices employed in the courts system. It also does not appear to be acting as a deterrent to extremism.
Baghdad is now admitting 200 Australian special forces members into the country in order to train Iraqi soldiers. The unit had been forced to wait in the United Arab Emirates pending an agreement between the two countries.
A bomb in Yankja killed two Peshmerga.
Gunmen killed a civilian in Taji.
In Mosul, militants arrested a number of security personnel even though the men claimed to have "repented."
Sixty militants were killed across Anbar province.
Airstrikes in Shirqat killed 30 militants.
Six militants were killed while planting roadside bombs in Moltaqa.
In Jurf al-Sakhar, security forces killed three snipers.
A roadside bomb killed two militants in Muqdadiya.
Peshmerga forces killed dozens of militants in Zumer.
A failed attack on al-Baghdadi left dozens of casualties.
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