Fighting has displaced over 82,000 people in the Mosul region since October 17, according to the International Organization for Migration. Meanwhile, children remaining in Mosul are being sickened by unsanitary water.
Iraqi troops intensified their operations in southeastern Mosul, as Islamic State forces reallocated their defenses towards the eastern half of the city.
Islamic State militants destroyed historic sites around Anah. They also damaged Christian burial sites around Mosul during the occupation, as is being discovered.
At least 35 people were killed and 37 were wounded in recent violence:
In Mosul, a bus bomb killed 21 people and wounded 35 more at a vegetable market. Security forces killed a militant oil minister.
Three militiamen were killed in Sharai village near Tal Afar, and their bodies were desecrated.
Gunmen in Kirkuk murdered the head of a radio station that broadcasts in Arabic, Kurdish, and Turkmen.
In Baghdad, a bomb wounded two civilians.
An airstrike on Hawija killed nine militants, including an agriculture minister.