Judge Mohammed al-Janabi, Iraq’s chief prosecutor, has filed complaints against several lawmakers accused of corruption. Earlier this week, Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi was himself being questioned over graft allegations, when he accused the parliament speaker, four sitting lawmakers, one former lawmaker, and two parliamentary officials of trying to blackmail him into passing contracts and rehiring employees. Speaker Salim al-Jabouri is suing Obeidi for making false claims.
On the second anniversary of the attack on the Yazidi population of Iraq, the United Nations warned that the Islamic State militants are still conducting war crimes against this minority, including genocide.
British jets destroyed a building being used by Daesh that was once one of Saddam’s palaces.
At least 106 people were killed and 23 more wounded:
Thirty people were killed and 17 were wounded in an airstrike near Qaim. A member of Anbar Provincial Council, Farhan Mohammed, said the strike killed civilians including women and children. A military source claimed the dead were militants. Another airstrike left at least 10 militants dead at an explosives factory.
In Baghdad, a blast killed one militiaman and wounded six more.
An airstrike left 20 militants dead near Jada’a village.
Airstrikes killed 18 militants near Qayara.
Nine militants were killed when security forces capture the Walid border crossing with Syria.
A militant mass grave containing as many as seven bodies was discovered in Jurf al-Sakhar.
At least seven militants were killed in a strike on Hadhar.
In Rawa, a strike killed four militants.
A strike on Kasriyat left several militants dead.
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