At least 181 people were killed and 46 were wounded on Thursday. As well as the usual bombings in Baghdad and airstrikes in ISIS/DAASH territory, militants executed a number of tribe members. Also, several dumped bodies were found in Baghdad.
U.S. General Martin E. Dempsey says he is considering deploying U.S. troops, as many as 80,000 soldiers, to support Iraqi forces when they attempt to retake Mosul and other lost territory from Islamic State militants.
Two I.E.D.s killed eight soldiers and wounded four more in al-Tamim.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed five people and wounded 11 more at a Badawiya restaurant. One person was killed and nine were wounded by a blast in Maamel. Authorities found 17 dumped bodies in a garbage dump. Four militants were killed in Doura.
Two civilians were killed and wounded was wounded in a drive-by shooting near Baquba.
Two tribal elders were executed in Falluja.
In Dibs, five Peshmerga and six militants were wounded in fighting.
Ten people were wounded in a bombing in Bani Saad.
Eight families belonging to the al-Jabour tribe fled Alam in the wake of threats.
In Mosul, eight militants were killed.
Tribal fighters killed five militants in Falluja.
A Chechen militant leader was killed in an unspecified attack.
A number of militants were killed during clashes in Amiriyat al-Falluja.