Village Mayor Among 20 Killed in Iraq

At least 20 people were killed, and another was wounded:

In Maflaka village, near Hatra, militants killed the mayor and wounded his son. Saad al-Me’mari was the mayor’s name.

Turkey announced airstrikes on suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) targets in Avasin-Basyan, Metina, and Zap, which left eight guerrillas dead.

Eleven militants were killed in ongoing operations in Akashat and Wadi al-Halkoum.

Other news:

Militants bombed an electrical transmission line in Hawija.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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