Iraq Weekly Roundup: 13 Killed

Updated at 2:22 p.m., EDT, on Tuesday, April 20. 2024

At least 13 people were killed, and eight more were wounded in recent violence:

An explosion at Kelso Base in Babil province, killed one militiaman dead and wounded eight others, including an Iraqi soldier. A later investigation determined that poorly stored munitions were the cause of the blast and not some type of airstrike.

A Peshmerga fighter was killed in a suspected Turkish strike in Sidikan.

Iraqi airstrikes killed five ISIS militants in the border region between Diyala and Salah ad Din provinces.

Two ISIS members were killed during an operation in Mabaddid.

Turkish strikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) killed four P.K.K. guerrillas.

A new Yazidi mass grave was discovered in Sinjar during road repairs.

Also, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Baghdad where he announced that the neighboring countries have signed a security pact, among other agreements. The security pact addresses Turkey’s concerns with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) residing in northern Iraq.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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