Iraq: Kurds Flee Jalawla in Fear of New Attacks

At least four Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in fresh attacks. Meanwhile, Kurdish Iraqis in Jalawla are leaving for safer districts. Also, residents of Hit gathered to protest the Assad regime in Syria.

Fearing for their lives, about 170 Kurdish families have fled the Jalawla area in the past week. The exodus began a week ago, after almost 100 Iraqis were killed in attacks in Jalawla and throughout Iraq. They fear new bloodshed and are said to be living in miserable conditions where they are staying.

Residents of Hit protested the regime of Syrian President Bashar Ashad. They called on Arab countries to support the Syrian people by sending fighters there.

In Mosul, two soldiers were shot to death. Gunmen killed a lawyer. A car bomb exploded as a lawmaker’s convoy passed, but no casualties were reported.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed a soldier and wounded five people including civilians.

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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.