Basra Protest Organizer Among Eight Killed in Iraq

At least eight people were killed and two were wounded in recent violence:

A protest organizer was assassinated at his home in Basra. Sheikh Wisam al-Gharawi was also a religious figure.

The bodies of five Yazidis were recovered from a mass grave in Sinjar.

Gunmen killed the son of the mukhtar of Abu Khanizir.

In Abu Garma, a sniper killed a policeman. Shelling was also reported.

A bomb in Jurf al-Sakhar (al-Nasr) left two militiamen with injuries.

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