150 Killed in Iraq, including Rutba Demonstrators

by , August 31, 2015

Although recent protests have brought Iraqis some modest improvements, on Monday protestors demanded that the head of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council, Medhat al-Mahmoud, resign.

At least 150 were killed and 22 were wounded:

 Seven demonstrators were executed in Rutba.

Militants released a video of the execution of four militiamen. The group was burned alive.

Four protest coordinators were assassinated in Baghdad, Nasariya, and Basra, possibly in retaliation for organizing demonstrations.

Militants executed three people on charges of smuggling families out of Shirqat.

A mortar attack on Falluja left one dead and 10 wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb in the Rashad district wounded two soldiers. At least four more people were killed and 10 were wounded in this or other attacks.

Dozens of security personnel have been killed or wounded in Baiji in recent days.

Security forces in Fatha and the Alas oil field killed 65 militants.

Airstrikes killed 43 militants in Joabh.

Ten militants were killed during strikes near Mosul.

In Husayba, five militants were killed.

Two militants were killed in Anaz.

In Zuba, one militant was killed.

A militant leader was killed in Hit.

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