Clerics Among 134 Killed in Iraq

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child said on Wednesday that large numbers of children are being recruited by Islamic State militants for suicide missions or other dangerous jobs. Others are being sexually abused or used as human shields.

At least 134 people were killed and 29 more were wounded.

In Mosul, two clerics were killed by a firing squad and four civilians were beheaded, supposedly for condemning the execution by fire of the Jordanian pilot in Syria. Airstrikes killed 37 militants.

Three civilians were killed and nine were wounded during shelling in Falluja.

A blast in Mahmoudiya killed three people and wounded six more.

A dead body was found in Askari.

In Baghdad, a civilian was shot dead.

Forty people were taken prisoner by militants in Shirqat.

A bomb in Jurf al-Sakhar wounded three security personnel.

Gunmen wounded an explosives expert in Tuz.

Security forces across Anbar killed 26 militants and wounded 10 more.

In Daquq, 22 militants were killed.

Twenty militants were killed in Tikrit.

In Baiji, eight militants were killed.

The bodies of four militants were found with gunshot founds in Tabj.

At least three militants were killed in Baghdad.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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