Infant Dies of Chemical Effects; 144 Killed in Iraq

Thousands participated in Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Friday sit-in. The demonstrators forced their way through barricades and even cut barbed wire to reach the walls of the Green Zone. The sit-in is expected to last several days. However, some of those calling for change are unhappy that the cleric co-opted the original reform movement.

At least 144 were killed and ten were wounded:

A six-month-old child died on Thursday from the effects of last week’s chemical attack on Taza.

In Baghdad, a blast killed one person and wounded eight more. Security forces killed 48 militants in several operations.

A bomb in Zaghniya wounded two people, one of them a militiaman.

In Falluja, 50 militants were killed.

Security forces killed 18 militants in Garma.

Nineteen militants were killed in a strike on Hawija.

In Mosul, a strike killed a wali and his brother. Unidentified gunmen killed five militants.

Dozens of militants were killed in Hit.

In Kubeisa, several militants were killed, including a Daesh prince.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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