Iraqi government air strike on Islamic State court kills 60

BAGHDAD Wed Aug 6, 2014 2:19pm EDT

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi government air strike on a Sharia court set up by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed 60 people on Wednesday, the office of the prime minister's military spokesman said.

The Islamic State judge who ran the court was among those killed, the spokesman said. The Sunni militants routinely hand down sentences such as beheadings.

Hospital officials and witnesses said earlier that the air strike had killed 50 people in a makeshift prison set up by the Islamic State, which seized large chunks of Iraq in June.

(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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Comments (14)
ASOTV wrote:
Now im just waiting for the U.N. and the Media (that includes you Reuters) to declare war crimes against them for killing innocence. You seem to have a great history on Israel for this. Or are you going to hypocrite again? ;)

Aug 06, 2014 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
No_apartheid wrote:
Yes!!!

Aug 06, 2014 2:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kafantaris wrote:
“We have changed our tactics from being defensive to being offensive.” — Jabbar Yawar with the Kurds
It’s about time.

Aug 06, 2014 3:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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