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The US targeted an Islamic State mortar pit in an airstrike north of Sinjar. Nine Iraqis were killed in two bombings in Baghdad. The Iraqi military claimed it killed 89 Islamic State fighters in Diyala and 65 more in northern Hillah. The military also claimed it killed 14 more Islamic State fighters while clearing the town of Hamdhiya north of Ramadi.
President Masoum appointed Haidar al Abadi as the new prime minister. Former Prime Minister Maliki said the move is "unconstitutional" and vowed to fight the appointment. The US is sending weapons and munitions to the Kurds. The US launched airstrikes against an Islamic State convoy near Irbil. The Iraqi military said it killed an Islamic State commander and five Syrian aides in an airstrike in Mosul, seven Islamic State fighters in Salahaddin, eight fighters in Baqubah, 15 in Anbar, and 20 more "with Israeli weapons" in Babil.
US strike aircraft destroyed three Islamic State armored personnel carriers and a technical in four airstrikes in the Sinjar Mountains. The Peshmerga is said to have regained control of Gwair, Makhmour, and Zumar. The military claimed it killed 16 Islamic State fighters in Tikrit.