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Iraq News Summary (22 May 2015)

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According to new press reports published on Friday ; the displacement of hundreds of families from the provincial capital city of Ramadi, continuously across the bridge (Bzabz), which is the only outlet for them toward the capital Baghdad.
Reports indicated that the displaced people are struggling to live amid tragic circumstances and facing arbitrary procedures as described by activists where they being prevented from entering Baghdad only if there is a sponsor, in spite of the current parliament's claim that had vote on the decision that claim not to demand the displaced so.
In addition, it forced hundreds of women and children as well as elderly people and handicapped; who managed to enter Baghdad earlier; to be homeless in the streets or in mosques with depriving them from seeking or wander in the streets because of the narrowing towards them by government agencies and militias that used threats and intimidation against them.
Matheej area, about ten kilometers east of the city of Ramadi, Anbar province; witnessed violent clashes Friday morning, resulted in retreating the government forces and militias, which have lost many of their members dead and injured.
At least one civilian was killed, and seven others injured; in an improvised explosive device in a popular market on Friday morning south of Baghdad, the capital, which is witnessing a continuous crimes carried out by militias linked to the current government.
One person was killed and six wounded; in a bomb explosion is the second of its kind in only two hours this day south of the capital Baghdad, according to press sources .
News from Diyala province confirmed on Friday; that the phenomenon of displacement of people from the village (Zagnyah) northeast of the provincial capital city of Baquba; has escalated recently as a result of systematic behavior practiced by sectarian militias there, which is recognized by some sources in the provincial council.
Two car bombs Friday afternoon targeted military sites the government army and the forces of awakening western city of Ramadi, Anbar province; resulted in killing and wounding dozens of members of these forces.
Two people were killed, one employee of the current Ministry of Finance, and wounded six others by two bombs occurred Friday afternoon in separate places north and south of Baghdad.
A female child 1.5 year old died on Friday evening; in a displaced camp on the outskirts of the city of Samarra in Salahuddin province as a result of poor living conditions experienced by her family.
Four members of the militias, the so-called "popular mobilization" have been killed, and many others were wounded; in a booby-trapped house as they entered into it on Friday north of Tikrit, Salahuddin province.
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