Iraq: 241 Killed, Including 150 Women Who Spurned ISIS Suitors

The Ministry of Human Rights reported that at least 150 women were executed after rejecting marriage proposals from Islamic State militants. Some of the women were described as being pregnant at the time of their executions. The women were from Falluja and buried in mass graves. It is unclear when the executions took place.

The head of the Albu Nimr tribe said that about 5,000 men, women, and children are surrounded by ISIS/DAASH force in the Thar Thar region of Anbar and are in difficult circumstances.

There are unconfirmed reports that U.S. soldiers may have engaged militants near the Ein al-Asad base where the Americans are stationed. If true, the soldiers and fighter planes were supporting Iraqi troops and tribal fighters while fending off an attack by the militants. Iraqi reinforcements arrived in the area yesterday.

The head of the Anbar Reconstruction Committee said that 40 percent of the province’s towns are in ruins.

Shi’ite militias and Peshmerga members are still vying for control of Jalawla. There are also reports of Iranian military figures in town.

At least 241 were killed and 12 more were wounded, including the 150 women killed in Anbar reported above.

The bodies of two officials were discovered in Khan Bani Saad. The mayor and three councilmembers were abducted last Thursday by men in military uniforms and vehicles. The two Shi’ites in the group were freed, but the mayor and another councilman, both Sunni, were tortured and killed. Another local official pointed the finger at Shi’ite militiamen who had tried unsuccessfully to remove the mayor from his seat.

Thirteen members of the Jabour tribe were executed yesterday in Alam. It is unclear if they are the same group already reported killed or a fresh group. At least 30 members had been kidnapped recently.

In Ishaqi, four volunteer fighters were killed and 12 were wounded during clashes.

In Mussayab, the body of a young man was found in the Euphrates River.

A body was found in Baghdad.

Security forces are running out of supplies in al-Wafa’a.

Security forces killed 40 militants in Baiji.

In Qayara, an airstrike killed a dozen militants.

Eleven militants were killed on a highway between Tikrit and Balad.

In Mosul, militants executed four of their own for treason.

Security forces killed two militants in Hanbas village.

A militant leader was killed in Ramadi.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.