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An Islamic State suicide bomber destroyed a key bridge in Thar Thar that was used by the Iraqi military to keep Samarra resupplied. The military claimed it killed 14 "gunmen" in Fadhliyah and 10 Islamic State fighters north of Baqubah. A small Awakening force is said to be organizing in Mosul to fight the Islamic State.
Police found the bodies of 17 people thought to have been executed in different areas of Baghdad. Security forces killed 17 people in Jurf al Sakhr, which is largely controlled by the Islamic State. The Army claimed it killed a Tunisian commander in the Islamic State and six of his bodyguards in Karma. The Islamic State destroyed a shrine to the Prophet George in Mosul.
The military claimed it killed 35 Islamic State fighters in Dhuluiyah, 17 fighters in Tikrit, and seven more in Karma. The military also said it killed a sniper from Kazakhstan in the Hamrin Mountains. The Islamic State destroyed a mosque at the tomb of Jonah and the mosque of the prophet Seth in Mosul.
Unidentified "gunmen" killed 52 prisoners and eight policemen during an ambush on a prison convoy in Taji. The military claimed it killed 28 Islamic State fighters in Dhuluiyah. Parliament elected Fouad Massoum, a Kurdish politician, to serve as president.
The Islamic State took control of a state-run pharmaceutical company north of Mosul. Parliament has postponed a decision to announce Iraq's new president. Eight people were killed during fighting outside of Ramadi. The government said it would arm the tribes in Ninewa, Salahadin, and Anbar to fight the Islamic State.