The assassination of Bashar al-Ageidi from the election-winning Iraqiya bloc of Ayad Allawi takes place outside his house in Mosul.
Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIL militants. The United Nations says humanitarian agencies are setting up in these older sections of the city where, already, food and fuel supplies are dwindling, running water is scarce, and electricity in many neighborhoods is unreliable for the estimated 800,000 civilians.
The UN reports 232 civilians have been murdered in and near Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. [http:--edition.cnn.com-2016-10-28-middleeast-iraq-mosul-isis- (CNN)] [http:--www.nbcnews.com-news-world-u-n-says-isis-executes-230-people-uses-tens-thousands-n674446 (NBC News)] Battle of Mosul (2016–2017)
The Government of Iraq calls on Turkey to withdraw its troops from northern Iraq, near the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul. Iraq's Foreign Ministry said Turkish forces had entered Iraqi territory without the knowledge of the central government in Baghdad.