161 Killed in Iraq, Including PKK in Turkish Strike

Amnesty International called on Kurdish authorities to investigate the death of journalist Wedat Hussein Ali, who was killed in August. The organization also criticized the lack of justice for journalists who have been killed or tortured in Iraq and Kurdistan.

A former Tajik police commander has been appointed the new Minister of War within the Islamic State. The United States had been looking for Col. Gulmurod Khalimov after he disappeared earlier this year. Khalimov has received training from both U.S. and Russian instructors.

Ghazwan Al-Dawoudi, a representative of the Shabak minority, said that the liberation of Badanah by Nineveh Plains Protection Units two days ago was not an attack against ISIS/Daesh militants but the destruction of a Shabak village by the Christian militia.

At least 161 were killed and 34 were wounded:

Turkey claimed to have killed 30 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) in airstrikes on northern Iraq.

A booby-trapped building in Awsaja exploded, killing 10 soldiers and eight civilians; four people were also injured.

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed nine people and wounded 20 more in the Karrada district.

A police officer was killed and four more were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in Tarmiya.

Six civilians were wounded when militants blew up a number of homes in Hammam al-Alil.

An airstrike on a convoy near Haditha left 60 militants dead.

Security forces killed 18 militants near Hawija.

In Baaj, militants killed 14 of their own on desertion charges.

Five militants were killed in an artillery attack on Khorsabad.

In Mosul, an airstrike killed a militant responsible for training children for combat.

A veiled woman shot dead two militants in Sharqat.

Near Fallujah, security forces killed two militants.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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