Chemical Attack near Mosul; 142 Killed in Iraq

At least 142 were killed and 34 were wounded or sickened in recent violence:

In Mosul, snipers killed 64 civilians as they tried to escape across the Tigris River. An airstrike killed five militants, including a close aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Chemical weapons sickened 26 people in Dandan and Jawzq.

Eight bodies were found in a mass grave near the Iranian border in Shaanoun.

In Baghdad, a blast in Karrada killed two and wounded eight others. Two people were killed in a second bombing. A suicide bomber was killed.

Turkish jets targeting Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) killed ten members near Zakho.

Clashes in Qayrawan left 23 militants dead.

Twenty militants were killed in a strike on an Internet cafe in Qaim.

A strike left six militants dead in Anah. A seventh person was killed in a strike against a vehicle.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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