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The US launched seven airstrikes against the Islamic State near Irbil, the Haditha Dam, and southwestern Baghdad. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 16 Islamic State fighters in northern Babil and a military commander and four aides near Mosul. The military also said it has launched clearing operations in Rawa and Anah. Prime Minister Abadi ruled out basing US troops in Iraq and questioned the exclusion of Iran from a coalition against the Islamic State.
The US has launched five airstrikes in southwestern Baghdad and Irbil against the Islamic State. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 16 Islamic State fighters near Bayji and launched an operation in Jurf al Sakhar. The Islamic State killed four Iraqis in mortar attacks in Dhuluiyah. General Dempsey said US ground troops could engage in fighting in Iraq.
The military claimed it killed 18 Islamic State leaders in Babil and 17 more near Tikrit. The Islamic State killed three Awakening fighters and five civilians in IED attacks in Madain and Abu Dashir. Iran rejected a US offer for talks on fighting the Islamic State.
The Iraqi military claimed it killed 35 Islamic State fighters in Jurf Al Sakhar. The US destroyed an Islamic State mortar emplacement and an armed vehicle in two airstrikes near the Mosul Dam. Prime Minister Abadi suspended Iraqi air and artillery strikes on residential areas. The Obama administration is using the 2002 AUMF to justify airstrikes against the Islamic State.