17 killed by Iraq army in anti-jihadist raid: docor, tribal head

HILLA: An Iraqi government raid on jihadist targets in a flashpoint town southwest of Baghdad killed 17 people on Monday, including at least three civilians, medical and tribal sources said.

“Bombardment targeted the Fadhiyya district at 1:00 am (2200 GMT on Sunday),” Sheikh Mohammad al-Janabi, a tribal chief from Jurf al-Sakhr, a town 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Baghdad, told AFP.

An army source confirmed the attack and a hospital source said that 17 people were killed, among them three civilians.