165 Killed across Iraq; Yazidis Found in Mass Grave

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will meet with foreign ministers and representatives from the Coalition nations in Paris on Tuesday. The group will learn Abadi’s plan to retake Ramadi. Due to an injury, Secretary of State John Kerry Deputy Secretary will be replaced by Antony J. Blinken at the meeting. Retired U.S. General John Allen and several senior officials will also be there to represent the United States.

The United Nations warned that a lack of funding threatens aid operations in Iraq. They expect the need for assistance will only increase over the hot summer months, and the money is nearly dried up.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has released an "emergency red list" that will assist international authorities in spotting stolen antiquities. It has been suggested that Islamic State militants are destroying ancient sites to mask the looting of their priceless objects to raise funds.

Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri said that the Iraqi government does not have full control of the Shi’ite militias combating the Islamic State militants.

At least 165 were killed and 88 were wounded:

A mass grave containing the bodies 80 Yazidis was found in al-Jadaa.

Three suicide bombers attacked a police base in the Thar Thar region. At least 45 policemen were killed, including high-ranking officers, and at least 59 more were wounded. The base was on a highway linking Falluja and Samarra. The bombers managed to set off ammunition that was stored at the base.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded five more in Zaafaraniya. Bombs in Jisr Diyala, Rashidiya and Mamoudiya killed three and wounded 20 more. Three people were shot dead.

In Abu Ghraib, an attack left two security personnel dead and two more wounded.

A sticky bomb in Baquba wounded two bodyguards working for a Diyala councilwoman.

Security forces killed 17 militants in Bashiqa.

Ten militants were killed at the Muthanna Chemical Plant in Salah ad Din

Author: Margaret Griffis

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