Executions Continue in Mosul as Troops Draw Closer; 89 Killed in Iraq

The number civilians displaced by the fighting in the Mosul theater is closing in on 42,000 people.

Militants forcibly relocated another 25,000 people — this time from Sharqat to Hawija —for use as human shields.

Among the newest areas liberated were Intisar, Khadra, Kirkukli, Malayin, Samah, and Zahra.

The United States admitted to killing civilians in airstrikes on Iraq and Syria.

At least 89 people were killed and 32 were wounded:

In Mosul, 30 civilians were electrocuted to death on charges of collaboration. Five more were crucified. Mortars left 26 civilians dead in the Salah neighborhood. Security forces killed 10 militants.

Men dressed in federal police uniforms captured several residents of Nus Tal, between Shura and Qayara. Up to six residents were killed. At least five others were tortured.

An Iraqi soldier killed five relatives and wounded nine more in a family dispute in Shatra.

A bomb killed one and wounded six more in Baghdad.

Near Kirkuk, a dumped body was found.

Militiamen killed 22 militants in Mawaly.

Peshmerga forces in Bashiqa killed 13 militants.

Three suicide bombers were killed in Hawija.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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