At least 322 were killed across Iraq today, and 49 more were wounded. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi fired 26 Iraqi commanders for corruption and incompetence. Also, Iraq is facing a worsening food crisis and needs support in planning next year’s wheat harvest. The country already imports a significant amount of its wheat, but with many of Iraq’s recently displaced being farmers, that amount could rise dramatically.
Six people were killed and 20 were wounded in a blast at an army checkpoint in Yusufiya.
Mortars injured four policemen in Jurf al-Sakhar.
Seventy people were kidnapped in al-Alam and al-Zawiya.
Airstrikes killed 45 militants in Jalawla and Saidiya.
Near Tikrit, 41 militants were killed in airstrikes.
Airstrikes in Aziz Balad, Rouacheda and Albu Handhal in Samarra left 37 militants dead.
Twenty militants were killed in strikes near Tal Afar.
Nineteen militants were killed in Mullah Abdullah and Rashad.
In Mutassim, 14 militants were killed and nine were wounded.
Airstrikes killed a dozen militants, including two leaders, near Falluja.
At least 30 militants were killed in the Adhaim Dam region.