Mass Graves Found in Tikrit; 133 Killed in Iraq

France revealed that it is sending artillery and readying an aircraft carrier in advance of an operation to liberate Mosul.

In Qayara, the U.N. World Food Program delivered food for about 30,000 people. At least three separate oil fires are still burning.

At least 133 were killed and 20 were wounded:

Three mass graves containing 30 bodies was discovered near Tikrit. The dead are believed to be victims of the Camp Speicher massacre.

In Baghdad, the casualties from yesterday’s suicide bombing rose by 6 dead and 12 wounded to a total of 15 dead and 32 wounded.

A bomb in Shirqat killed four people and wounded eight more who were attempting to flee the city. Seven militants were killed in an airstrike.

Twenty-one militants were killed in strikes near Qayara.

An airstrike on Ghabat killed 18 militants and wounded seven more.

An airstrike left 15 militants dead in Saqra.

In Mosul, a car bomb killed 12 Daesh policemen. An airstrike on a bank killed 10 militants.

Shelling left 10 militants dead in Botaiban.

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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.