U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed, while speaking to 101st Airborne Division troops who will soon be deployed to Iraq, that about 200 Special Operations troops are in Iraq and preparing to begin their work. He also described broad plans to defeat the Islamic State militants. Denmark is deploying soldiers as well.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sent troops to Basra to tamp down on tribal conflicts and other violence.
At least 107 were killed and 18 were wounded:
In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded six at a market in the Obeidi neighborhood.
In Latifiya, gunmen killed a soldier and wounded two more.
A policeman was killed during a raid in Madaen.
A sticky bomb wounded three policemen in Mandali.
Albu Aitha was declared liberated.
In Barwana, 35 militants were killed in airstrikes.
Eighteen militants were killed and seven were wounded in airstrikes in central Nineveh province.
In Ramadi, 16 militants were killed.
Jabour tribesmen killed 11 militants in Qayara.
A strike on Qaim killed 11 militants, including a wali.
Eight militants were killed during an attack on Mkesheifa.
Dozens more were killed in Salah ad Din province.