Poisoned Militants Among 87 Killed in Iraq

A number of security personnel from the various forces, including Shi’ite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga, have joined the throngs of refugees heading towards Europe. Meanwhile, a number of former ISIS/DAASH militants are speaking out about their disillusionment with the movement.

At least 87 were killed and 46 were wounded in fresh violence:

In Baghdad, three protestors were beaten and arrested by security forces on Friday.

A judge and three bodyguards were shot dead in Kirkuk.

In Mosul, two young men were executed for filming public locations on their cell phones.

A bomb in Madaen killed one person and left five wounded.

One policeman was killed and two others were wounded by a roadside bomb in Abbara.

In Baaj, twenty militants died after unidentified people put toxic substances in their food.

Another 20 died in an airstrike in Albu Bali.

Eight militants were killed and dozens were wounded in Zawiya.

In Hawija, an airstrike killed eight militants and wounded 12 more.

In Horan, 10 militants were killed.

Nine more were killed in Haditha.

An airstrike killed four militants in Kubeisa.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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