soldier was killed in a bomb blast, while embedded with Peshmerga members
in northern Iraq on Thursday.
At a Coalition meeting in Paris on Thursday, Prime Minister Haider
the operation was going well.
Bartella has been recaptured,
and Nawaran has
as well. Batnaya was also liberated. Other
towns that were freed
include Barima, Fadhliya, Khabat, Khalidiya, Khrap Delil, Makuk, Omar Qamchi,
Pirhalan, Saidawa, Salahya, Znawer and the shrine of Imam Raza.
At least 125 people were killed and seven were wounded.
Casualty figures released by government officials have been
sparse, particularly in regards to security personnel. Also, exact locations
within the Mosul theater have not been given in some cases.
At least a dozen
Peshmerga have been killed and many more wounded.
A New York Times photographer
was wounded in a bomb blast.
A bomb wounded two Iraqi
reporters at Nawaran.
A bomb near Tel Skuf wounded two more
A rocket attack on Baaj left nine
In Mosul, 13
militants died in an airstrike.
Militants claimed at least five
suicide attacks on Peshmerga.
In Tel al-Sheer, an airstrike killed
a militant leader.
Elsewhere in Iraq:
In Baghdad, a bomb wounded
militants were killed when the bomb they were planting in Riyadh
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