Suicide Bombers Attack Soldiers; 136 Killed across Iraq

An Iraqi parliamentary panel has released a report on the fall of Mosul. In the analysis, former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and dozens of others were blamed for the conditions that allowed the Islamic State militants to seize large regions of Iraq in 2014. The report could mean trials for those deemed responsible for the disaster. Maliki is currently one of three vice presidents, but his post is scheduled to be eliminated in a new reform plan if the constitution allows it. Several posts have already been cut. The report will be read to the full parliament on Monday.

At least 136 were killed and 36 were wounded: Seventeen soldiers were killed in a quadruple suicide attack in Saqlawiya that also left 15 wounded. Shelling left four militants dead and seven wounded.

Three soldiers were killed and five security personnel were wounded during a mortar attack near Falluja.

In Mosul, a journalist was executed. Militants executed 24 of their own.

A border patrol officer was shot dead in Muqdadiya.

In Baghdad, gunmen attacked a lawmaker’s convoy, wounding several bodyguards. A bomb killed two people and wounded nine more in Shuhada.

Heavy clashes in Ramadi left 20 militants dead. Sixteen militants were killed at a plant.

Seventeen militants were killed in Albu Jwari.

In Baiji, 15 militants were killed.

Twelve militants died in Husayba.

Airstrikes on Hit left dozens of militants dead.

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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.