Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr threatened to attack U.S. interests in Iraq should the U.S. Congress vote to send arms directly to Sunnis and Kurds. The Iraqi government rejected the notion that the U.S. could deal directly with either group.
At least 69 were killed and 19 were wounded in fresh violence.
In Falluja, Iraqi airstrikes killed six people and wounded 10 more on Monday. On Tuesday, four were killed and nine were wounded in a fresh strike.
Fourteen militants were killed in Garma.
Security forces in Baiji killed 11 militants. Eighteen more were killed in an airstrike.
Nine militants were killed in al-Salalat.
In Tikrit, four suicide bombers were killed.
Airstrikes in Zab left two militant leaders dead.
A senior militant leader was killed in Arbil province.
Dozens of militants were killed in Qaraj.