Sunni recruits graduated from training school in Anbar province this week and received their paychecks, but the mistrust between them and the Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad continues.
Survivors and refugees from ISIS/DAASH territories are complaining about the repressive bureaucracy that replaced their old forms of government.
At least 152 were killed and 35 were wounded in recent violence:
In Baiji, an Iraqi airstrike killed six civilians and wounded eight more. Security forces killed eight militants.
Mortars killed three civilians and wounded 16 more, some of them children, in Julan.
A Shi’ite militiaman killed a civilian and wounded four more in Tuz Khormato. Peshmerga forces then became involved. They wounded and arrested several militiamen.
A mass grave containing 30 security personnel was discovered in Garma. Twelve militants were killed in clashes and airstrikes.
A rocket wounded three civilians in Taza.
Shi’ite militiamen killed 25 militants in Tarmiya.
Airstrikes left 22 militants dead, including eight Germans, in Aski Mosul.
In Hit, 19 militants were killed and four more were wounded in airstrikes. Among them was a militant known for executing dozens of people.
Security forces in Falluja killed seven militants. Five more were killed in an airstrike.
Five militants were killed at the Ajil oil field.
In Mosul, five militants were found shot to death. Another militant was killed was transporting a bomb.
Three militants were killed in Husayba al-Sharqiya.