The most senior Muslim cleric in Iraq, Ayatollah Sistani, backed the UN in calling on the Iraqi Government to get "serious" about reforms as anti-government protests, that have cost hundreds of lives, continue.
The Iraqi Government and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) have launched a national strategy to combat violence against women in an event in Baghdad. The strategy provides a framework on which policy makers will draw actions on preventing violence against women and girls.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that violence across Iraq is lower than any point in the last six years. Figures shows that a total of 41 Iraqi civilians were killed and 73 injured in acts of terrorism or violence in November 2018.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) warned in its monthly humanitarian bulletin for October that internally displaced people (IDPs) are at risk of not having enough kerosene to get through the winter.
Major Samir Aref, an Iraqi Security Official in Nineveh Operations Command announced, that twenty Islamic State Members, including five women were arrested in the Hajj Ali village in the Qayyarah district south of Mosul. The arrested ISIS members worked for the militant group's Hisbah (vigilantism) department.
An Iraqi Security source said that the Iraqi Army and the Salahuddin Operations Command have been able to foil an attack by ISIS and kill 14 members wearing suicide belts in the Salahuddin province. This operation is part of the Iraqi Security Forces' effort to clear the country from ISIS sleeper cells.