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The Iraqi military claimed it defeated Islamic State assaults on Ramadi and the oil refinery in Baiji, and killed 22 Islamic State fighters in Diyala. The US launched five airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Haditha Dam and Baiji; three Islamic State fighters were reported killed in the attacks.
The Islamic State killed Ahmed al Khafaji, a member of parliament as well as a senior commander in the Shiite Badr militia, and 20 other people in a suicide attack in Baghdad, and 2 "volunteers" south of Tikrit. Eight Islamic State fighters and two Iraqi soldiers were killed during a clash at a military base in Fallujah. The US launched one airstrike against the Islamic State near Kirkuk. The government denied that the Islamic State has clashed with security forces near Baghdad International Airport.
The Islamic State killed 25 people in a triple suicide attack north of Baqubah, six Iraqis in a bombing in Baqubah, and 23 more civilians in a pair of bombings in Baghdad. The Islamic State also assassinated Anbar province's chief of police. The US and allied countries launched five airstrikes against the Islamic State in Ramadi, Hit, and Kirkuk.