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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.
A suicide bomber killed 21 Iraqis, including seven policemen, in an attack at a checkpoint in Baghdad. The military killed 19 people, most of them civilians, in airstrikes in Fallujah and Garma. The Islamic State released photographs of its training camps in Ninewa.
Twenty-seven people were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad. In one attack, a suicide bomber killed nine people at a checkpoint. The Islamic State reportedly overran Camp Speicher outside of Tikrit. The group claimed to have destroyed nine aircraft and killed two senior officers and scores of troops. The Islamic State expelled Christians from Mosul and blew up a church.