At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 29 more were wounded in new attacks, but a pair of chilling reports noted a darker side of the Iraqi government’s operations.
Saleem Al-Juburi, the parliamentary chairman of the Human Rights Commission, accused security forces of randomly arresting anti-terrorist personnel, sometimes in conjunction with U.S. forces, and that these abuses are occurring on a daily basis.
A European parliament delegation warned that Camp Ashraf could suffer from a Srbrenica-style massacre if care in not taken to prevent it. Iraq has been trying to empty the camp, which has been home to the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran for decades.
Eleven people were killed and eight more were injured when a car bomb blew up in central Tikrit.
In Baghdad, a blast targeting a provincial council member wounded four, including the council member. A sticky bomb in Doura killed a cement factory director. Four people were wounded during a bomb blast in Shabb. A market in Ghadeer suffered a bomb attack that wounded three people. A bomb in west Baghdad wounded two when it exploded. A police recruit was wounded in a sticky bomb blast in Sadr City.
An official and his bodyguard were wounded in a blast in Shirgat.
In Samarra, a policeman was seriously injured while trying to dismantle a bomb. One person was killed and three others were wounded when gunmen lobbed a grenade at a checkpoint.
A Sahwa force was targeted with rockets in al-Zab, but no casualties were reported.
In Mosul, an impromptu protest broke out at a wedding reception. Guests called for an end to the US occupation and corruption, while also demanding reforms. Separately, a bomb wounded a police official.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
- Basra Protests Turn Violent Again; Two Killed in Iraq – January 18th, 2019
- 40 Bodies in ISIS Grave; Seven Killed in Iraq – January 16th, 2019
- Scattered Attacks Leave Four Dead in Iraq – January 15th, 2019
- Children Wounded in Roadside Blast; Two Killed in Iraq – January 13th, 2019
- ISIS Members Poisoned by Relative; Seven Killed in Iraq – January 12th, 2019