Early indications suggest that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s administration is successfully working to reduce the sectarian divisions in Iraq, though it has made him some enemies.
The Human Rights Ministry revealed that about 2,700 Iraqis are missing since the invasion by the Islamic State militants. About half went missing from Speicher Camp and Badush Prison. This figure is based on applications made by family members. Those without family in unoccupied Iraq likely remain uncounted.
At least 101 people were killed and 34 were wounded. Thousands are missing.
Militants executed 17 tribe members in Alam. The victims belonged to the Jabour, Jaysat, and Takarta tribes. Some had been kidnapped a month ago, along with dozens of other tribe members.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed five civilians and wounded five more.
Four people were executed by the militants in Muqdadiya. They too had been kidnapped weeks ago.
Militants executed a former political candidate in Hawija.
A Sahwa member was executed by militants in Arab Jabour.
In Shurqat, 27 people were kidnapped.
Airstrikes killed 12 militants in Suleiman Bek.
Airstrikes in Hawija left 11 militants dead.
Nine militants were killed in the battle for al-Baghdadi.
In Aziz Balad, nine militants were killed.
Seven militants were killed in Karbala during Arbaeen observances.
In Riyadh, seven militants were killed during airstrikes.
Three militants died in an airstrike in Murata village.
In Khabaza, two militants were killed and 18 were wounded in a strike.
An airstrike on Albu Tu’mma killed four militants.
Three militants were killed at the Red Shelter in Anbar.