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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took control of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq. The military claimed it killed 20 ISIS fighters in airstrikes in Balad and an ISIS commander from Algeria and four aides in Fallujah. The military also claimed it retook Jurf al Sakhar and killed 28 ISIS fighters.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's Salahaddin Division released photographs of the execution of scores soldiers captured at Tasfirat prison in the city of Tikrit. The ISIS killed 15 people in bombings in Baghdad, and launched attacks on Tal Afar and Tarmiyah. The military claimed it killed 80 ISIS fighters in airstrikes in Tikrit and in Mosul.
Iraqi troops stopped the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham on the outskirts of Samarra, the city that hosts the Al Askaria mosque. The ISIS took control of the towns of Dhuluiyah, Saadiyah, and Jalula to the west of Samarra. ISIS fighters also attacked Taji and other towns south of Samarra.