Canadian PM Visits Iraq as 110 Are Killed

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Iraq and Kurdistan on Saturday to affirm Canada’s commitment to the war effort and to meet with Canadian soldiers training Kurdish troops.

At least 110 were killed and 63 were wounded:

At least 25 Yazidis were executed by Islamic State militants near Tal Afar. The Yazidi Progress Party said that 300 were killed, but there has been no other confirmation. It is believed an unknown number of Yazidi women were taken captive for use as sex slaves. Turkmen may have been among the victims as well.

In Baghdad, two bombs killed 17 people in Karrada and wounded 35 more.

A bomb killed five women and two women on a bus in Diyala province.

At least five suicide bombers demolished a military outpost at a Garma train station. So far, 12 bodies were pulled from the rubble, and the toll is expected to go higher. The blasts also wounded eight more. Clashes left 17 militants dead.

Clashes in Ramadi left four troops dead and 13 wounded. Ten militants were also killed.

One civilian was killed and three were wounded during a mortar attack in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

Gunmen killed four people and wounded two more at a home in Baquba.

Airstrikes in the Sinjar area left 10 militants dead.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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