Iraq Army Advances Towards Mosul; 311 Killed Across Country

Iraqi forces at the Makhmour front lines were able to capture the village of Mahana, the first significant advance in nearly a month. At least 200 militants were killed according to officials.

Shi’ite Militia and Kurdish Peshmerga forces have agreed to transition security of Tuz Khormato to local police forces. The changeover is expected to take about a month, but residents are skeptical that such plans will disintegrate again, as they have before.

Kurdish Member of the Iraqi Parliament Ashwaq Jaff accused former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of being behind the political strife that is preventing the election of a new technocratic Cabinet in Baghdad.

Baghdad revoked al-Jazeera’s license to operate in Iraq and banished the news agency’s reporters.

At least 311 were killed and 44 were wounded:

In Mosul, militants executed 28 civilians.

Seven civilians were killed and 15 were wounded in Fallujah during airstrikes. Six militants were killed and five were wounded also in airstrikes.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded 10 more in the Nahrawan district. A bomb in Amiriya killed one person and wounded seven more. A sniper wounded two soldiers.

Two people were killed and five were wounded by a blast in Mahmoudiya.

Strikes on Qayara left 35 militants dead.

Nineteen militants were killed in strikes on Doulab. Five more were killed in clashes.

A strike in the Tharthar area left six militants dead.

In Mosul, civilians killed a Daesh enforcer after he sexually harassed a woman.

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