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19 Women Executed in Mosul, Iraq for Resisting ISIL ‘Sexual Jihad’

Posted by feww on October 7, 2015

Iraq Government Failing to Protect Citizens Against ISIL Terrorism

The Islamic State has executed 19 women in the Iraqi city of Mosul for their refusal to participate in the practice of sexual jihad, a spokesperson for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has told Iraqi News.

In 2014, ISIL [Islamic State, IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL, and locally known as daesh] officially admitted to running a slave market for Yazidi women and children in their English language magazine Dabiq, said reports.

About 500 people have been violently killed in Iraq in the last week alone, most of them in summary executions carried out by ISIL terrorists.

More than 12,500 people have been killed and up to twice as many wounded in Iraq so far this year, according to reports.

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Nearly 2,000 Iraqis Killed or Wounded in September

Posted by feww on October 6, 2015

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Iraq Government Not Doing Enough to Protect Nationals Against ISIL Terrorists

A total of 717 Iraqis were killed and another 1,216 were wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in September 2015*, according to the UN mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

The number of civilians killed in September was 537 (including 42 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar), and the number of civilians injured was 925 (including 38 civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar), said UNAMI.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed by ISIL in Iraq, and many more wounded, while thousands of women and girls from various minorities have been raped or kidnapped for sex slavery.

UNAMI Summary of Civilian Casualties since Nov. 2012

Month Killed Wounded
September 2015 537 925
August 2015 585 1103
July 2015 844 1616
June 2015 665 1032
May 2015 665 1313
April 2015 535 1456
March 2015 729 785
February 2015 611 1353
January 2015 790 1469
December 2014 680 1360
November 2014 936 1826
October 2014 856 1490
September 2014 854 1604
August 2014 1265 1198
July 2014 1186 1978
June 2014 1531 1763
May 2014 603 1108
April 2014 610 1311
March 2014 484 1104
February 2014 564 1179
January 2014 618 1052
December 2013 661 1201
November 2013 565 1186
October 2013 852 1793
September 2013 887 1957
August 2013 716 1936
July 2013 928 2109
June 2013 685 1610
May 2013 963 2191
April 2013 595 1481
March 2013 229 853
February 2013 418 704
January 2013 319 960
December 2012 230 655
November 2012 445 1306

Russia would consider Iraqi request for airstrikes – Speaker of Russia’s Upper House

Russian Federation Council Speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, has told reporters that her country would consider airstrikes against ISIL terrorists in Iraq if the Iraqi government makes such a request.

Russia’s sole objective would be to defeat ISIL, added Matviyenko, who is the country’s third most senior lawmaker after the president and prime minister.

“In case of an official address from Iraq to the Russian Federation, the leaders of our country would study the political and military expediency of our Air Force’s participation in an air operation. Presently we have not received such an address,” Matviyenko told reporters during an official visit to Jordan on Tuesday.

“I want to emphasize that Russia has no other political objectives and no interests other than the defeat of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] and that differs us from other nations that participate in another coalition,” Interfax news agency quoted her as saying.

“Although we have different approaches in positions on Syria, nevertheless, Russia and Jordan share understanding that terrorism is now the most serious threat,” she said at a meeting with President of Jordan’s Senate Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh, TASS reported.

“We think that what we are witnessing now is, as a matter of fact, the third world war unleashed by terrorist forces against the civilized world,” Tass reported the President of Jordan’s Senate as saying.

*CAVEATS: In general, UNAMI has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas. Figures for casualties from Anbar Governorate are provided by the Health Directorate and are noted below. Casualty figures obtained from the Anbar Health Directorate might not fully reflect the real number of casualties in those areas due to the increased volatility of the situation on the ground and the disruption of services. In some cases, UNAMI could only partially verify certain incidents. UNAMI has also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who have died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care. For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum.

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