Kurds Pay ‘Ransom’ For Yazidis; 174 Killed Across Iraq

At least 174 were killed in Iraq, mostly militants. Another 26 were wounded. Meanwhile, Kurdish authorities said they paid unidentified intermediaries $1.5 million to facilitate the release or escape of 234 Yazidi captives. Some leaders seemed reluctant to call the payment a ransom.

In Ramadi, militants executed 36 members of the Albu Nimr tribe, bringing the total to 358 deaths in recent days.

Shelling killed five civilians and wounded 11 more in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

A doctor was killed in Khalidiya.

A roadside bomb in Dibis killed a civilian.

A dumped body was found in Husseiniya.

In Baghdad, shelling in the Tunis neighborhood wounded nine people. Six people were wounded by shells in Graiat. Mortars also fell in Kadhimiya. A dumped body was discovered in al-Sadda.

At least 28 militants were killed and dozens were wounded near the Baiji refinery.

In Qaim, 25 militants were killed.

Twenty militants were killed in Hawija.

A clash in Zankurah left 18 militants dead.

In Baiji, 15 militants were killed.

Security forces in Latifiya killed 11 militants who were dressed in Iraqi soldier uniforms.

Five militants were killed in Arab Jabour.

A prominent militant and three aides were killed in Balad.

In Ishaqi, an ISIS leader was among several militants killed.

Two militants were killed in an airstrike in Yusufiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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