Militants Ordered To Kill Disabled Children; 153 Killed in Fighting across Iraq

Turkey withdrew troops who were deployed to Camp Zilkan near Bashiqa. To save face, Turkey claimed it was part of a necessary rotation.

Islamic State leaders ordered its followers to kill infants and children with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

At least 153 were killed and 26 were wounded in attacks:

In Mosul, a British sniper killed five militants. Nineteen civilians were killed and six were wounded in airstrikes.

Militants executed 15 people in Riyadh for collaborating with security personnel.

Clashes in Kazak left six Peshmerga dead and four wounded. Twenty militants were also killed, including three suicide bombers.

A bomb in Husseiniya killed two people and wounded seven more.

A bomb killed one person and wounded six more in Madaen.

A woman died of exposure in the Hamrin Mountains after her family had fled Hawija. Authorities rescued the other members of her family.

In Adhaim, a bomb wounded a militia leader and two bodyguards.

Airstrikes on the Mazraa region left 45 militants dead.

Security forces killed 15 militants in the Albu Dyab and Albu Farraj areas.

Fifteen militants were killed during strikes on the Alas and Ajil oil fields.

Airstrikes killed five militants in Khazar.

In Garma, four militants were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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