The Iraqi Army celebrated the liberation of Mosul with a military parade at the Grand Celebrations Yard in the capital Baghdad. Iraq’s Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi attended the parade, with a number of commanders in the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), along with Iraqi officials and ambassadors of several foreign countries.
The Iraqi government announced on Saturday that it’s investigating a video showing Iraqi security soldiers executing ISIS prisoners in Mosul. Several local and international organizations accused the Iraqi Army of committing war crimes against ISIS prisoners and civilians in Mosul after the liberation of the city.
Meanwhile, ISIS claimed that its fighters managed to repel an attack by Iraqi forces on the village of Imam Gharbi south of Qayarah. ISIS members reportedly destroyed 5 BMP-1 vehicles, a Humvee and killed 23 Iraqi soldiers during the clashes. Moreover, ISIS claimed to down a drone over the village of Imam Gharbi.
In Yusufiya, two ISIS suicide bombers attacked an Iraqi Army position. According to ISIS, the attack resulted in killing of 15 Iraqi soldiers.
The ISIS-linked News Agency Amaq published photos that show ISIS fighters targeting Iraqi Army bases in Al-Asmad area in Baiji, with a non-recoil rifle SPG-9.