Security forces have killed at least one person so far in the violent crackdown on Iraqi protesters in Dhi Qhar Province. On a different note, five katyusha rockets have been fired at the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Ten people have been killed in Basra as Iraqi security forces continued their repression of anti-corruption protests, with Iraq's foremost Shia cleric saying the government must meet protesters' demands.
As ISIS is losing its influence and presence all over Iraq, the terrorist group has been committing assassinations against community leaders. Many individuals who take on the role of the Mukhtar (local chief) have faced assassination attempts.