50 Killed in Fresh Iraq Bloodshed, 365 Bodies Found in Mass Graves

Iraq’s health ministry announced that cholera cases have surpassed 1,800 cases. Most of the new cases are being reported just west of Baghdad and in Babil province.

Iraqi security forces claim to have found 365 bodies belonging to militants in 19 mass graves across the Baiji area. It is unclear how they were able to identify the bodies so quickly or how long the victims were dead.

Besides those found in the mass graves, at least 50 more Iraqis were killed, and 12 were wounded:

Militants executed 18 civilians in Hawija.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded eight more.

Shelling wounded one woman and three children in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

Eleven militants were killed in clashes near Mosul.

Nine militants were killed in Ramadi.

In Fatha, six militants were killed.

Airstrikes on Tal Keif left four militants dead.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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