Families are beginning to return to Tikrit after fleeing fighting earlier this year. They waited weeks to come back due to fears that the Shi’ite militiamen who liberated the town would seek revenge on them.
At least 129 were killed and 20 were wounded:
Mortars killed six security personnel and wounded seven more near Falluja.
Clashes near Baiji left five security personnel and 12 militants dead.
Two security members and four militants were killed during clashes in Tal Albu Garad. Another 15 militants were also killed.
In Baghdad, a bomb wounded two soldiers.
Thirty militants were killed in airstrikes in Falluja.
Clashes at the Ajil and Alas oil fields left 24 militants dead.
Ten militants were killed in Houran.
Mortars killed nine militants in Husaybah.
Six militants were killed and eight were wounded in an airstrike near Tal Afar.