On Friday, Iraqi jets dropped leaflets over Mosul, advising residents to listen to a new radio station that will give them further instructions once it begins to broadcast. The operation appears to imply that Iraqi forces are readying to liberate Mosul.
At least 125 were killed and 60 were wounded:
Four people were killed and 14 were wounded in an explosion in Balad Ruz.
A bomb at a Mahmoudiya souk killed three people.
In Garma, a commander was wounded during a clash.
Security forces reported killing 69 militants across Anbar and Salah ad Din provinces.
Security forces stormed a Garma hideout where they killed 17 militants.
Ten militants were killed in Baiji clashes.