Helicopter Shot Down in Anbar; 79 Killed in Iraq

by , February 17, 2016

The Iraqi government is searching for radioactive material stolen from an oil services company in Basra last November.

Turkish warplanes conducted airstrikes on northern Iraq.

At least 79 were killed and eight were wounded:

Militants executed 10 security personnel in Bartala.

In Baghdad, a blast killed two people and wounded seven more. A civilian was shot dead.

Four men were executed for helping civilians escape Hawija.

Two security personnel were killed and at least one more was wounded in Falahat when anti-aircraft guns brought their helicopter down.

In Mosul, militants executed at 15-year-old boy for listening to pop music. Three adults were also executed for not joining Daesh. Ten militants were killed in airstrikes.

Fighters from the Albu Nimr tribe killed 15 militants in Amiriya.

Security forces killed 13 militants in Kabeshat.

Ten militants were killed in the Makhoul Mountains.

Near Falluja, seven militants were killed.

An unknown assailant killed a Daesh official in Hit.

Dozens of militants were killed in attacks against Peshmerga forces in Makhmour and Qaraj.

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