Friday, July 25, 2014

25 July 2014

The main events have for the past three days been centered on Fallujah and Al-Garma. A military operation is still underway around Al-Garma on four fronts. There has also been continuous shelling, and some sources are indicating that there have been large numbers of casualty, mainly among the displaced civilians who have taken refuge in schools in the villages around the town.

In Fallujah, the overall casualty shows at least 522 killed since the crisis began and that number is increasing daily. Military operations are also continuing in the sectors along the main highway to Baghdad.

Many of the Friday sermons expressed disdain over the bombing of the Prophet Younis shrine in Mosul. Meanwhile other preachers have avoided dealing with such subjects, and they are afraid because many of them are living in the areas controlled by the gunmen. Citizens in those areas who have learned to co-exist with the gunmen, as is the case in Mosul, have been expressing their anger and dismay.

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