At least 44 people were killed or found dead, and 25 people were wounded in recent violence:
A mass grave in Adhba contained 29 bodies belonging to security personnel killed during the Islamic State occupation.
A roadside bomb on a highway near Tikrit killed two militiamen and wounded two more.
A bomber injured four civilians and himself when he threw a grenade into a coffee shop in Khanaqin. He was further injured when police shot at him.
A body bearing gunshot wounds was discovered in Mansouriya.
Security forces killed one militant and wounded two more in Anbar province.
A mass grave containing Kuwaiti victims of the 1990 Gulf War was discovered in Muthanna province.
And, protests in Basra resumed on Thursday. Last summer, protests against corruption, pollution, and a lack of jobs took place for weeks in Basra. So far, no clashes or casualties.