Carnage at Baghdad Mall; 57 Killed in Iraq

On Friday the last 280 members of the Iranian exile group, Mujahideen al-Khalq (M.E.K.), were relocated from their home at Camp Liberty/Hurriya near Baghdad to the country of Albania. The group had been a source of controversy and the target of attacks for many years. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his satisfaction with the completion of the move, which the United Nations had been working on for the last three years.

Relatives of more than 200 suspected Islamic State militants were forced to abandon their homes in Dhuluiya. In Hit, 170 families have been given until Sept. 12 to do likewise. The Ministry of Migration and Displacement condemned the actions, which may have more to do with settling scores than punishing militants.

The Netherlands announced the country would continue its training mission in Iraq through 2017.

At least 57 were killed and 60 were wounded:

In Baghdad, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the year-old Nakheel Mall on Palestine Street near the Oil Ministry; 40 people were killed and 60 were wounded.

In Mosul, militants executed four men who were former Iraqi army officers.

A senior militant official and five companions were killed in an airstrike on Tal Afar.

Three militants were killed in an airstrike on Haditha.

An airstrike on Hit left two militants dead.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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