At least 197 people were killed and 41 were wounded.
Several attacks targeting Kurdish forces took place
in northern and eastern Iraq. The attacks underscore the successes Kurdish
forces have had, but those successes are in danger
due to infighting between the different factions fighting against Islamic State
Sheikh Ahmed Abu Risha was in Washington to ask
for help in arming Sunni tribesmen. That help would not only assist in
defeating the ISIS/DAASH militants but also protect Sunnis who are at the mercy
of well-armed Shi’ite militiamen, as well as the militants themselves.
In Baghdad, at least 27
people were killed in a double bombing in Bab al-Sharqi, that left
as many as 30
wounded. Mortars killed five
people and wounded eight in a northwest area. A body
22 security personnel in Tikrit. Security forces killed
In Dijla, 13
security members were killed in a booby-trapped house.
Peshmerga members were killed in attacks in and around Kirkuk. The
fighting also killed
45 militants. At least four suicide bombers
A suicide attack in
Jalawla also killed
at least seven Peshmerga fighters.
In Nukhaib, a suicide
truck bomber killed
a tribal leader and five others. Sheikh Lawrence Metab al-Hathal was the
head of the Anizza tribe and a former tribal leader.
security members were killed in a suicide
blast at a Samarra checkpoint. Clashes followed a later explosion.
four people, including a child, in Tikrit.
member was gunned down in Baquba.
Airstrikes in Haditha left 11
militants were killed and three more were wounded in Falluja.