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637 killed or found in mass graves in Iraq during October: Report

At least 295 people were killed across Iraq, and 342 bodies were found in mass graves during October. Another 254 people were wounded.

An Anti-War report published Nov. 1, said that were it not for the discovery of more victims in mass graves, the figures would be lower than in September when 401 people were killed or found in graves, and 491 were wounded.

A number of mass graves were found in the Mosul area, presenting a higher number than last month. Further north, the Turkish military conducted repeated strikes on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets.

Turkey’s military carried out air strikes in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing 23 militants from the outlawed PKK, it said on Twitter.

Of these figures, 71 civilians, 43 security personnel, and 98 militants were killed. Another 342 victims were found in mass graves, with 96 of those bodies belonging to ISIS militants.

At least 83 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) were killed in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish military.

Also, 203 civilians and 51 security personnel were wounded.

An estimation by the report suggested that at least 34 people were killed and 10 were wounded in the last day or two

Furthermore, a man was killed and his son injured by a suspected ISIS bomb in Makhmour. In Khanaqin, a shrine was attacked, also by a group believed to have ties with ISIS.

A day earlier, Kurdish Peshmerga troops, with US-led Coalition forces, launched an operation on Wednesday against the Islamic State (IS) near Kifri in Garmiyan bloc, killing at least three insurgents.

In Diyala, eastern Iraq, two Iraqi citizens and a police officer were wounded on Wednesday in two bomb attacks in Diyala, eastern Iraq.

Press reports said the first bomb was planted on the Jalawla agricultural road, while the other bomb targeted a police patrol near the city of Khanaqin, 100km northeast of Baqubah, Diyala’s capital.

Also, at least two militiamen for the Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) were wounded overnight on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack near Tuz Khurmatu.

Iraqi Security Forces and warplanes further launched a series of raids in recent days destroying ISIS earthworks and hideouts in Saladin province, clearing explosives, and killing several jihadists.