At least 75 people were killed and 69 more were wounded. The most significant attack took place at a funeral just north of Baghdad.
Sheikh Ali Abed al-Fraih, who is a tribal fighter in Anbar, said that Iraq forces lose many soldiers every time the Islamic State attacks Haditha and its strategic dam; however, the government has neglected to send extra help. These deaths have not been regularly reported, underscoring how undercounted the casualties in this war may be. A coalition airstrike killed a number of militants on Sunday.
Separately, an anonymous Shi’ite tribal leader warned that Iraq ended its existence as a country when Mosul fell. Even if the Islamic State is defeated now, the country is so fractured it is inconceivable that it will ever be reunited. Meanwhile, the United States is taking a passive role in the sectarian politics, basically telling Iraq to solve certain problems on its own.
Large sections of Duluiya are back under the control of Iraqi forces, following battles and airstrikes.
A suicide bomber killed 21 people and wounded 40 more in al-Hamamiyat, near Taji. There are conflicting reports that this may have been taken place at funeral for the father of Sahwa members or at a refreshment tent for pilgrims.
In al-Baghdadi, four security members were killed and 13 were wounded in a suicide bombing on Sunday.
An airstrike in Wehda accidentally killed five women.
Four people were executed in Qayara.
Three militants were killed in Sinjar fighting.
Coalition strikes in Trebil and Rutba killed many militants.
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