French Reportedly Bomb School; 48 Killed across Iraq

An Iraqi military source claimed French airstrikes on Mosul killed 28 children and wounded five others at the Fatima primary school. The French admitted to a strike but insist Islamic State militants were targeted.

At least 48 were killed and 78 were wounded in other violence:

Human Rights Watch issued a report on a November 17 protest held in Baghdad. The protesters had intended to hand a petition to Parliament demanding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reforms be implemented. They were met by security personnel who threatened to shoot the protesters. Some of them were punched. At least three protesters were detained and beaten and tortured. The prime minister ordered an investigation, but that has not materialized.

New mass graves were discovered in Sinjar. Five Peshmerga members were wounded in a clash with Yazidi fighters.

Militants in Nineveh province cut off the ears of 70 militants as punishment after a judge found the men guilty of cowardice.

Security forces killed 13 militants in Ramadi.

In Badush, an airstrike left 13 militants dead.

Twelve militants were killed during airstrikes on Haditha.

An airstrike on Kazak killed four snipers.

Six militant leaders were killed in a strike on Mosul.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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