Parliament’s speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, visited Washington D.C. and was promised $9 million in humanitarian aid. The U.S. has given Iraq $416 million in such aid since 2004. Jabouri met with U.S. President Barack Obama and several other officials.
At least 131 were killed and 16 were wounded:
Five people were killed in clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga members and Shi’ite militiamen near Jalawla and Saidiya. The Peshmerga were digging trenches to separate Jalawla from the Shi’ite-held Saidiya when the fighting broke out. Parts of Diyala province have large Kurdish populations that the Kurdish Regional Government would like to incorporate into their autonomous region. For that reason, Shi’ite militiamen remained behind in Diyala after fighting to rid the province of Islamic State militants. Other clashes between the two groups have occurred in the recent past.
Shi’ite militiamen also are boasting that they will liberate Anbar province without outside help, even though the Sunni population wants them gone as well.
A civilian was gunned down in Ghazaliya.
Thirty militants were killed during operations in the Ajil and Alas oil fields.
In Tikrit, 10 militants were killed.
Militants were killed during airstrikes in Baiji.