167 Killed Across Iraq; Concerns over 10,000 Women Trafficked into Slavery
by Margaret Griffis, February 17, 2015
According to the Minority Rights Group International and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights as many as 10,000 Iraqi women have been trafficked into sexual slavery or for ransom.
Shi’ite militiamen are arriving in Kirkuk, following their successes in nearby Diyala province, but their presence creates an “uneasy alliance” at best.
Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr withdrew his forces from a militia umbrella group overaccusations that militiamen are murdering civilians and committing other crimes.
Iraq’s ambassador to the U.N., Mohamed al-Hakim, called for an investigation into reports that the Islamic State militants are harvesting organs.
At least 157 were killed and 24 were wounded.
Col. Qasim al-Obeidi, raised the number of immolation victims in al-Baghdadi by 19 peopleto 45 dead in total.
Militants executed eight people in Qaim.
In Mashad, militants executed 12 people then burned three more to death.
Near Speicher Base, a suicide bomber killed four security forces and wounded 18 more.
In Mosul, five people were executed for practicing witchcraft. Three doctors were executed.
In Baghdad, a sticky bomb killed a civilian. A dumped body was found. Gunmen killed a civilian. Mortars killed one person and wounded four others.
Gunmen in Muqdadiya killed a policeman.
A civilian was gunned down in Baquba.
Two children were wounded by a blast in Mansouriya.
Thirty militants were killed in an airstrike targeting a convoy moving between Shirqat andBaiji.
In Samarra, 25 militants were killed.
Security forces killed 11 militants in al-Sger.
In Tikrit, seven militants were killed.
One militant was killed during an attack in Sinjar, but airstrikes killed 22 more.
Battles continue in the Adhaim Dam region. At least four militants were killed.
Many militants were killed or wounded during airstrikes in Alam.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
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