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The Islamic State is thought to have taken control of the town of Zumar after fighting with Kurdish forces. The military claims it killed 13 Islamic State leaders, including a Syrian, in Muqdadiyah, 60 Islamic State fighters near Haditha, 20 in in Tikrit, 20 in Sharqat, 18 north of Fallujah, and 15 more in the Hamrin Mountains. The military also claimed it cleared several neighborhoods in Ramadi of Islamic State fighters.
The military killed 27 people during airstrikes in Jurf al Sakhar, which is under control of the Islamic State, and seven more near Fallujah. Shia militias executed 15 Sunnis in Baqubah, and then hung their bodies from electrical poles. A Hezbollah trainer was killed during fighting in northern Iraq.
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.