Authorities in Ramadi have begun identifying the victims found in two mass graves earlier this week. A policeman and his family were among those already identified. The bodies will be reburied after D.N.A. samples are taken. So far, 32 bodies have been disinterred.
A shepherd in Taqtaq, Sulaymaniya province, said he and his three children hid from a nighttime air attack involving military helicopters. The group had just finished rounding up their sheep and was relaxing by a campfire. Seventeen animals were killed, but the family was not injured.
At least 111 were killed and 50 were wounded:
Eighteen Peshmerga were killed and 13 were injured by a chemical attack on them near Gwer.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded eight more in Bakriya neighborhood. In Nahrawan district, a bomb killed two people and wounded seven more. Another bomb killed two militiamen and wounded three, including their driver. Also, a civilian was shot dead.
Militants executed seven policemen in Mosul.
In Ramadi, six returning civilians were killed after ignoring warning that their homes contained bobby-traps.
A roadside bomb in Latifiya left two militiamen dead and five wounded.
Two people were killed and eight were wounded in a blast at a café in Madaen.
An attack on a police checkpoint in Zaghniya left one policeman dead and two wounded.
In Barwana al-Kabira, a militiaman was gunned down.
Security forces killed 10 militants attempting to leave Rutba.
Seven militants were killed, including a wali, in a strike near Amiriyat al-Falluja.
Near Sinjar, three suicide bombers were killed in an attack that left several Peshmerga wounded.
A drone strike killed three militant leaders in Wahda.
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