82 Killed in Iraq; Peshmerga Shell Central Mosul

Iraq and Iran exchanged the remains of 137 military personnel who were killed during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s. At least 82 were killed in recent fighting and attack, while another 41 were wounded.

Peshmerga forces are drawing closer to Mosul where, on Friday, they were close enough to shell the city center itself. Several nearby villages were recaptured. Militants executed a district councilman from Tal Afar. Six civilians and 26 militants were killed.

In Muqdadiya, a bomb, shelling, and clashes were reported. Two journalists were killed and two more were wounded. Five militiamen were also killed. More than two dozen people were wounded.

Five imams have been killed in Basra and Zubayr in the last 10 days. Gunmen killed a schoolteacher.

An I.E.D. targeting a Mahmoudiya café where fans were celebrating a win by the Iraqi soccer team left two dead and 11 wounded.

One soldier was killed and three more were wounded in a blast between Haditha and Baghdadi.

A bomb in Abu Saida left one Sahwa member dead and another wounded.

A man was gunned down at a shop in Tuz.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a civilian. A dumped body was found.

Peshmerga forces killed 18 militants, including an emir, in Shirqat.

Seven militants were killed in Zankir.

In Sinjar, three militants were killed.

A suicide bomber was shot dead in Haditha.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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