Investigation of Reported Refugee Murders Continues; 203 Killed in Iraq

Iraqi officials visited a displacement camp in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, where they were bombarded with complaints from refugees who say their male loved ones have been missing since escaping Islamic State territory. Shi’ite militias admit they are interrogating male refugees, looking for signs they may be militants instead of civilians. Some of the cleared men say they were tortured and saw other men killed. About 43,000 people have been displaced from Fallujah and surrounding areas. The flow of refugees from Fallujah slowed on Tuesday.

In Tuz Khormato, Ahmed Sheikh Langari, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) member said that Shi’ite militiamen are failing to follow a truce agreement.

The town of Nasr changed hands again today. The Iraqi Army reclaimed it about two months after capturing it the first time, then retreating.

At least 203 were killed and 19 more were wounded:

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded nine more in Wahda. One person was killed and seven were wounded by a blast on Sheikh Omar Street. A bomb in Arab Jabour wounded three soldiers.

In Nasr, a brigadier general was killed during the fighting. A militant commander was also killed.

In Fallujah, security forces killed 30 militants in the southern suburbs. Sixteen militants were killed in western neighborhoods.

At least 40 militants were killed during fighting in Albu Risha, Jeraishi, and Tway.

Iraqi and Peshmerga forces killed 37 militants in Faraj and Kherbat-Shamam.

In Sharqat, an airstrike on a ferry killed 30 militants.

Twenty militants were killed in Falahat and Subaihat.

Security forces killed 19 militants in Doulab.

Six militants were killed in Albu Diyab.

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.