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Air raids kill 38 as Iraq forces hold off assaults

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on June 17, 2014, allegedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parading with an Iraqi army vehicle in the northern city of BaijiIraqi air strikes killed at least 38 people on Tuesday as security forces held off attacks on a strategic town and an oil refinery, officials and witnesses said. In the town of Baiji, north of Baghdad, morning air strikes killed at least 19 people and wounded at least 17, officials said, while further raids in the evening killed six more. The officials said the dead and wounded were civilians, and it was unclear if there were any casualties among the militants who were the target of the strikes. In the Husseibah area of Anbar province, west of Baghdad, another air strike killed seven militants and six civilians, witnesses said.

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