20 Killed in Iraq; Burqa Ban in Mosul

According to a spokesperson, the Shi’ite militia Harakat al-Nujab has sent about a thousand fighters to Aleppo, Syria to fight the Islamic State militants there.

ISIS/Daesh has now banned burqas and niqabs when entering security centers in Mosul, after reports of veiled women attacking their troops.

At least 20 were killed and 16 were wounded:

A mortar attack on Qayara left two dead and seven wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one policeman and wounded four more in the Doura district.

A blast in Mahmoudiya left two dead and five wounded.

In Mosul, an airstrike killed 15 militants.

Dozens of militants were killed in strikes north of Rutba. Military reinforcements also arrived in the city.

Dozens more were killed in Qaim and Rawa.

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