116 Killed in Iraq as Kurds Accused of War Crimes

The United Nations released some figures and facts attempting to measure the amount of suffering taking place in Iraq. Over a 22-month period ending in October 2015, the U.N. counted almost 19,000 deaths. About 40,000 were wounded, and three million were displaced. The Islamic State militants are responsible for much of this slaughter.

Amnesty International, meanwhile, issued a report on sectarian activities perpetrated by the Kurds. While much attention has been focused on Shi’ite militias, Kurdish forces may have possibly been perpetrating war crimes as well. Their targets are Arab families.

At least 116 were killed and 10 were wounded:

In Mosul, a rocket attack killed 11 civilians and wounded six more. The bombing was blamed on the Coalition. Fourteen young people were executed for collaborating with security forces.

In Baquba, a bomb killed three security personnel.

A roadside bomb in Tarmiya killed a policeman and wounded four more.

A civilian was gunned down in Tuz Khormato.

About 40 militants were killed during operations in Makhoul Mountains.

Security operations in several towns on the outskirts of Ramadi left 32 militants dead.

Fourteen militants were killed during a military operation in Azrakiya.

An airstrike on Baaj killed eight militant leaders.

Coalition strikes on Qayara killed six militants transporting oil.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.