New Chemical Attack; 111 Killed in Iraq

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.

Clashes left five security personnel dead and four wounded in Garma. Forty militants were also killed.

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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Author: Margaret Griffis

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