Bombers Return to Baghdad; 25 Killed in Iraq

Iraqi troops advancing from the south met troops arriving from the east, after forces were able to capture the village of Ijhala, just east of the Qayara air base.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter offered Iraqi officials new bomb detectors and the assistance of such personnel as Army Lt. Gen. Michael H. Shields, director of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA).

Yazidis constitute over 80 percent of the internally displaced people residing in Dohuk province’s refugee camps.

At least 25 people were killed, and 56 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a bomb at a produce market in Rashidiya killed 12 people and wounded 37 more. A bomb killed two people and wounded nine more in Doura.

Three people were killed and 10 were wounded at a Mahmoudiya marketplace when a bomb exploded.

In Mosul, four doctors were executed for refusing to treat Daesh militants.

An airstrike on Albu Ali Jassim left four 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.