Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ramadan Death Count: Iraq, 23/06/17

(Mosul) At least 50 civilians were killed and wounded when a missile fell on a marketplace in western Mosul yesterday.

(Hawija) Three Islamic State members have died of a poisoned meal in the group’s stronghold of Hawija, southwest Kirkuk. The trio died at a checkpoint run by the group when they were offered a meal by unknown individuals, but the food was apparently poisoned.

(Anbar) Four suicide bombers snuck into the al-Shohadaa region west of Anbar. Security forces shot three dead after trapping them at a house. But the fourth blew himself up, killing eight civilians and one army member.

(Baghdad) Two people were killed and four others wounded when a booby-trapped vehicle exploded in the western part of Baghdad.

(Mosul) A suicide bomber blew himself up among civilians fleeing the fighting in the old city yesterday, killing 12 and wounding another 20.

Ramadan death toll stands at 5,043.