Baghdad, ISIS Carry out Executions; 238 Killed in Iraq

Iraq executed 36 people convicted of participating in the mass slaughter of hundreds of security personnel at Camp Speicher in 2014. The men were hanged in Nasariya. Many human rights groups warn that the Iraqi justice system is flawed if not outright corrupt, so many of these men could have been innocent. A total of 45 executions were carried out this year, so far.

At least 238 people were killed and 13 more wounded:

In Mosul, militants executed 40 people for conspiracy or people smuggling. They executed four more, including two of their own, on sodomy charges. An airstrike on the Dindan neighborhood left 10 militants dead. Nineteen militants were killed in a strike on Mithraq. Another 20 were killed in a strike on central Mosul.

The remains of 30 policemen were found in a mass grave in Jawaana.

A battle in Sinjar al-Kazak left 10 Peshmerga and 30 militants dead.

Two people were killed and nine were wounded in Mahmoudiya when a bomb exploded at a market.

In Kirkuk, two suicide bombers were killed near a Shi’ite shrine. One of them wounded four people, two of them civilians. A third bomber, possibly 13 years old, was arrested.

Security forces killed 30 militants who were trying to sneak across the Euphrates River from Albu Diab to Albu Aitha.

A roadside bomb in Tal Keif killed six militants.

Four militants were killed in a strike in Nineveh province.

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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.