The 3,000-year-old Royal Ashurbanipal library in Mosul was one of the victims of the war and the fighting between the Islamic State and the Iraqi forces and Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF). Moslawi intellectuals call upon government and international organisations to rebuild the historic library.
In an open letter addressed to the Iraqi Parliament, the Chaldean-Assyrian Syriac community said that their constituency has been exploited as election tools by various groups. The letter also expresses the community's concern over the current electoral quota for the Kurdish parliament ahead of the Kurdistan elections.
Eyewitnesses have said that the Kurdistan Democratic Party's political police, the Asayish have detained and beaten Faiez Abed Jahwareh, the Assyrian Mayor of the city of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains. The Asayish officer reportedly declared that the KDP controls the area and "decides what happens in Alqosh".
An Assyrian Church in the city of Bartella in Mosul host a mass iftar banquet for Muslims in the city. The attendees expressed their delight at the efforts put in by the Christian Iraqis to sow the seeds of unity and patriotism after the removal of ISIS.