Shi’ite Militias Say Airstrikes Ending; 103 Killed in Iraq

by , March 30, 2015

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the Iraqi government to bring Shi’ite militia groups under the control of the military due to troubling reports that the militias are violating human rights in Sunni territories.

Shi’ite militias claim to have received word that U.S. airstrikes will end, allowing them to return to the Tikrit battlefields soon. However, no one appears willing to admit how difficult the fighting will be.

At least 103 were killed and 46 were wounded.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards accused the U.S. of killing two of its advisors in an airstrike on Tikrit.

Two bombs in Husseiniya left nine dead and 20 injured.

A suicide bomber led the attack on a base in Falluja. Seven security personnel were killed and nine more were wounded. Nine militants were killed in a separate attack.

In Sadr City, a tribal conflict left two dead and one wounded.

Militants killed several teachers in Tal Afar.

Two security personnel were killed and four were wounded in the Hamrin Hills.

Security forces killed 36 militants in Tikrit.

Airstrikes in Hawija killed 12 militants and wounded 10 more.

In Mosul, 13 militants were killed.

Ten militants were killed at the Alas Oil Fields near Tikrit.

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