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The Islamic State overran an Iraqi military base in Saqlawiya in Anbar province. The extent of Iraqi casualties is unclear; upwards of 800 soldiers are said to have been killed or captured during the opening suicide attack, the storming of the base, and while retreating. An estimated 200 soldiers are said to have escaped. Two army officers were relieved of command after the attack.
The military claimed it killed 13 Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, and a financial official in Mosul. The US launched seven airstrikes against the Islamic State in Sinjar, Haditha, and southwestern Baghdad since Sept. 19. Thirteen Iraqis were killed in bombings and mortar attacks in Shia areas in Baghdad.