Followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr spent Thursday and Friday attacking the offices of rival groups. The offices of the Dawa party, the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), and the Badr Organization were targeted in Amara, Basra, Kut, Najaf and Nasariya. No casualties were reported. Although Sadr has accused these organizations of corruption, he asked his followers to cease the violence.
MP Shakhawan Abdullah, a Kurdish member of Parliament, said Baghdad owes Peshmerga fighters 5,000 tons of weapons and other military aids.
At least 133 were killed and 24 more were wounded:
In Fallujah, a bomb-disposal expert was killed and two more were wounded while attempting to defuse a bomb. Two soldiers were wounded in a later attempt. Earlier in the week, four soldiers were killed when their tank came across an explosive booby trap. The governor of Anbar province said that five people were tortured to death by the Shi’ite militiamen. Six militants were killed and two were wounded in an airstrike.
A mass grave containing 10 bodies was discovered in Yathrib.
Militants stormed a home in Tarmiya. They killed two army officials, two women, and three children.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded eight more. Security forces killed at least 15 militants and wounded eight more.
A roadside bomb in Kaba wounded two soldiers.
Battles in Haditha left 20 militants dead.
Security forces killed 15 militants at the Albu Elwa Bridge near Falluja.
Thirteen militants were killed in Subaihat.
In Albu Sanaa, 12 militants were killed.
Ten militants were killed in Nisaf.
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