A rare bombing took place in the Kurdistan capital of Arbil today. Islamic State militants are suspected to be behind it. At least 114 people were killed there and elsewhere. Another 53 were wounded.
A former Islamic State of Iraq militant, who is now a jailbird and informer, freely talks about the militants in exchange for perks like visiting with his family.
Sixteen civilians were killed in airstrikes in Shura and Qayara.
A Qaragholi tribal leader said Shi’ite militias, not militants, killed 15 tribe members, kidnapped 50 more, and burned down over 400 homes.
Mortar fire in al-Baghdadi left three security members dead.
Gunmen killed an army captain in Muqdadiya.
A car bomb wounded seven people in Qadisiya.
In Mosul, four girls were injured during repeated sexual assaults at the hands of militants and were sent to a hospital for treatment. A roadside bomb wounded four civilians. An airstrike killed the militant governor and three other officials. Peshmerga forces reported killing many militants outside out of town.
Mortars wounded three policemen in Fadhiliya.
Security forces killed four militants in al-Sid.