Several bombs were reported in Baghdad and Tuz Khormato, but they failed to leave a dramatic number of casualties. Most of the dead were militants killed in security operations. At least 205 people were killed and 29 more were wounded.
Arbil and Baghdad have reached a deal on oil exports. The Kurds will send the federal government 550,000 barrels of oil per day in exchange for 17% of the country’s budget. The issue of oil has been one of the most difficult challenges towards keeping Kurdistan part of Iraq.
Although Iran is not part of the U.S.-coalition fighting ISIS/DAASH, the Pentagon says that Iran fighter jets launched airstrikes from over Iran territory towards militants in Iraq.
Iraqi ministers agreed to take a fifty percent pay cut that will start on January 15 and last until the financial crisis is over.
A detainee revealed the location of two mass graves in Jalawla. Security forces are still in the process of disinterring the victims.
In Baghdad, a blast in Bab al-Sham left three dead and six wounded. Four policemen were wounded by a blast in Radwaniya.
An I.E.D. killed five people and wounded 12 more in Tuz Khormato.
A bomb in Husseiniya killed three and wounded seven more.
In Mosul, a bomb killed five civilians.
Security forces killed 150 militants at the university in Tikrit.
In Huwaish, 27 militants were killed.
Nine militants were killed during clashes in Tal al-Dahab.
Three militants were killed in Amiriyat al-Falluja.
Security forces repelled an attack on the al-Tanf border crossing with Jordan.
Peshmerga forces killed many militants during an attack on Makhmour.