To lessen any hostility from security forces, Shi’ite cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr recalled
his Saraya Salam (Peace Brigades) from Baghdad and Sadr City streets. They were
deployed as a precaution after yesterday’s attacks.
Coalition spokesperson Colonel Steve Warren urged the Iraqi
government to maintain troops where they are already deployed instead of
relocating them to protect the capital. The Islamic State militants may be focusing
their efforts on Baghdad to take pressure off them at the front lines. He
believes it is more important to expel Daesh militants from Iraq.
Several guerrillas were killed
in Turkish airstrikes on suspected Kurdistan Workers Party
(P.K.K.) targets in northern Iraq.
At least 219 people were killed and 28 were wounded:
of five died of dehydration while attempting to escape Daesh territory in Hawija.
A bomb in Yusufiya killed
one militiaman and wounding five more.
In Muqdadiya, an elderly
man was shot dead.
A militant mass grave or cemetery containing 99
bodies was found in Baaj.
militants were killed in a strike on Bashiqa.
The army shelled Awsaja and Qayara, killing
Peshmerga forces killed
10 militants in Kesk.
seven militants in Tiskhrab.
A strike on Tal Azab killed three
militants, including a senior leader.
The United States reported killing
three militants, including two high value targets.
Dozens of militants were killed
during the liberation of villages within the Rutba district.
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