Mass Graves, Airstrikes Drive Fatalities to 577 Across Iraq

At least 577 were killed or found dead. Another 29 were wounded in recent attacks.

Harrowing stories of mistreatment of Yazidi captives of the Islamic State militants continue to trickle out of northern Iraq. Mass graves containing 320 bodies were found near Mosul and are believe to contain some of the missing Yazidi people.

In Baghdad, a bomb at a falafel restaurant killed four people and wounded 11 more.

Eight policemen were executed in Mosul.

Militants killed five people in Shirqat, allegedly for celebrating the New Year. Forty members of the al-Jabour tribe were kidnapped.

A suicide bomber in Ayathiya killed four Peshmerga and wounded three more.

Three soldiers were killed and nine were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Tarmiya.

Two people were killed and six were wounded in a blast in Mahmoudiya.

An airstrike near Hit left 150 militants dead.

Fifty militants were killed in al-Kassarat and nearby areas.

In Baiji, 27 militants were killed.

Security forces near the Adhaim Dam killed a militant leader and two bodyguards.

Airstrikes killed dozens of militants in Haditha.

A large-scale operation is underway in Ramadi.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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