U.S. President Barack Obama authorized the deployment of another 450 U.S. servicemembers to Iraq. The troops will transfer to al-Taqaddum military base near Habaniya.
Baghdad Municipal councilman Mohammed al-Rubai claims that almost 70 percent of homes belonging to Christians in the capital were illegally confiscated since the beginning of the Iraq War. Meanwhile, Nineveh Provincial councilmember Anwar Mata said that 120,000 Christians were displaced in Nineveh province after the Islamic State militants invaded.
At least 268 were killed and 52 were wounded in recent or recently revealed violence:
Amnesty International revealed the deaths of 21 Arab villagers at the hands of a Yazidi militia bent on revenge. Another 40 people were abducted. The events took place in January in the villages of Jiri and Sibaya, which are near Sinjar.
Three civilians were killed and seven were wounded when a bomb exploded on a commercial street in Mahmoudiya.
A roadside bomb in Imam Weis killed a policeman.
Security forces killed 28 militants and wounded two more during operations in Dijla.
In Falluja, 22 militants were killed.
Fifteen militants were killed in Ramadi.
Seven militants were killed and eight more were wounded during an airstrike on a road between Rashad and Riyadh.