In the wake of the massive suicide bombing in Karrada last night, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security forces to cease using bomb detectors that have never worked. The premier visited the attack site, but as he left his convoy was pelted with numerous objects.
Although Shi’ite militias promised not to enter Fallujah, they broke their promise and appear to be remaining there, even though fighting has ended. Looting has, so far, been limited. However, their continued presence is likely to keep residents from returning.
Hundreds of families have returned to Jalawla in recent days.
At least 46 were killed:
Militants executed a former pilot and his son, also in the military, in Arabi.
A bomb killed a civilian in Latifiya.
Gunmen in Muqdadiya killed a civilian.
A bomb killed a tribal fighter in Sherwin.
Security forces killed 29 militants in Makhmour.
In Mosul, unidentified gunmen killed three senior militants.
Al-Qaeda militants have reportedly killed a Daesh militant and his son near Baquba.
Airstrikes on Qayara killed a number of militants.