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The government is sending 4,000 Shia militiamen to serve in Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar. Human Rights Watch said the Iraqi military executed 255 prisoners to retaliate for Islamic State murders. Secretary of Defense Hagel said the US is not coordinating military operations in Iraq with Iran or Russia.
Kurdish members of parliament as well as cabinet ministers said that they would boycott the government. The military claimed it killed 35 Islamic State fighters in Fallujah and Ramadi, 30 more in Rabiah, and an additional 25 Islamic State fighters in Babil. The Islamic State killed four policemen near Tikrit.
The Islamic State killed the commander of the Iraqi Army's 6th Division in Karma. The bodies of 50 people who were executed were discovered int he city of Iskandariyah. Five people were killed in two bombings in Hillah. Prime Minister Maliki accused the Kurdish Regional Government of providing safe haven and support for the Islamic State.
The government said the Islamic State has taken control of the Muthanna Chemical Weapons complex in the Thar Thar area northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State has rounded up scores of Baathists in Mosul. The military claimed it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters north of Bayji.