Across Iraq on Wednesday at least 350 people were killed. Most of them were Islamic State militants, but the militants also executed several dozen men in Anbar province. At least 67 were wounded in bombings and shelling.
The U.S. Army and Navy separately announced that the government would improve the monitoring of troops exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq. The New York Times discovered that the troops were inadequately treated and their exposure was even kept secret. The revelations have caused the government to publicly review the handling of the matter and to make necessary changes.
Iraqi forces say they have edged closer to the Baiji refinery and a crucial highway that connects Baghdad with Mosul.
In Hit, militants executed as many as 48 men from the Albu Nimr tribe. The tribe had fought the militants.
A clash in Hyundai killed eight policemen and 38 militants.
Five civilians were killed and 11 were wounded by shelling in Falluja.
Two security personnel were killed and four were wounded during a clash in Baquba.
A sticky bomb wounded two civilians in Mahmoudiya.
Airstrike killed 65 militants in Qaim.
In Nibaie, airstrikes killed 35 militants.
Operations left 25 militants dead in the area around Mansouriyat al-Jabal.
Another 25 were killed in airstrikes targeting several towns near Tikrit.
Seventeen militants were killed in al-Sger.
Two militant leaders were killed in Badush.
In Jalula, artillery fire killed two militant leaders and two aides.
Airstrikes killed many militants in Ramadi and Falluja.