Influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has joined his sit-in and met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Early on Sunday, he walked past security guards who then helped him set up his campsite inside the Green Zone. The cleric’s followers, meanwhile, remained outside the gates of the government zone. Sadr hopes that the sit-in will influence lawmakers to institute anti-corruption reforms.
Mohanad Zbar, the mayor of Hit, said that Islamic State militants have cut off the water supply to Kubeisa.
At least 135 were killed and 17 were wounded:
In Mosul, militants executed 12 people; the victims were all related to militants.
Two people were killed and nine more were wounded by a blast at a produce market in Yusufiiya.
At least one girl was killed by shrapnel while attempting to flee fighting in the Makhmour area.
Security forces killed 34 militants in separate operations in Albu Shihab, Falluja, Kubeisa, and Mohammadi.
In Tel al-Shair, 33 militants were killed in an artillery attack during the recapture of the village.
Nineteen militants were killed and eight were wounded during an airstrike on a Daesh prison in Tal Afar.
At least 11 militants were killed in Nineveh province, including the wali in Ba’aj.
In the Makhoul Mountains, a rocket attack left five militants dead, including an emir.
Tribal forces reported killed eight snipers in Nasser.
Security forces near Baiji killed five militants.
Four snipers were killed in a water tank in Qayara during an airstrike.
In Baghdad, a suicide bomber was killed while attempting to blow himself up near protesters at the entrance to the Green Zone.
In Hit, dozens of militants were killed in a clash to oust them from police headquarters.
Dozens more were killed in operations in the Haditha and Thar Thar areas.
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