113 Killed across Iraq As Hundreds of Yazidis Are Freed

At least 113 were killed and 67 more were wounded. Several bombings occurred in and around the capital.

If Iraq is to defeat the Islamic State militants and remain a union, the government must reintegrate the Sunni population. However, progress in that arena is very slow, particularly when it comes to the justice system.

About 350 sick, disabled, elderly, or very young Yazidis were released from Islamic State Captivity near Kirkuk, but authorities fear there may be ISIS/DAASH members among them.

A suicide bomber in Samarra killed 22 people, including security personnel.

Nine people were killed and 25 more were wounded when a motorcycle bomb exploded outside a row of cell phone shops in Sadr City.

A blast at an Iskandariya vegetable market left four dead and 14 wounded.

A bomb killed five and wounded 14 at a market in Sabaa al-Bour.

In Mosul, Five women were executed. An airstrike killed 19 militants.

Shelling in Falluja left three dead and six wounded.

In Baghdad, a blast wounded four civilians. Four people were wounded in a mortar attack. Baghdad Operations Command killed 33 militants.

Militants executed three of their own in Muqdadiya for smuggling their families to safer areas. The militants want to use civilians as human shields. A private security force killed three militants.

Six militants were killed in Hit, including a commander.

Fourteen militants disappeared under mysterious circumstances in al-Tayha.

Dozens of casualties were reported after clashes in Salah ad Din province.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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