Another Mass Grave Found near Mosul; 46 Killed in Iraq

Four U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets were delivered to Iraqi custody at Balad Air Base.

Shi’ite militiamen say they have begun to encircle Tal Afar, a day after they took control of the airport. However, there is a great fear that the militiamen will use the city to exact revenge on Sunnis.

A large Turkish aid convoy delivering supplies for Mosul residents displaced by the fighting has arrived in Erbil. Around 79,000 people have now fled Mosul.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the Kurdish government that they will have to give up territory Kurdish fighters have captured from the Islamic State militants. That may not be what the Kurds have in mind, however.

Omar Khan and Tal Waei were freed.

Over 22 million Shi’ite pilgrims are expected to reach Karbala for Arbaeen observances that commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad.

At least 46 people were killed or found in a mass grave:

A mass grave recently found in Tal Adh-Dhahab could contain 40 victims, mostly security personnel, according to local eyewitnesses.

In Mosul, one soldier was killed in a clash.

Five militants were killed in a strike on Omar Khan.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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