A car bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, kills at least 16 people in a cafe with young men watching a football match.
Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg announces an increase in NATO personnel in Iraq from 500 to around 4,000 amid a surge in ISIL activity in the country. The training mission will also be expanded to more areas beyond Baghdad and include more Iraqi security institutions, according to Stoltenberg.
Iraqi authorities ban Qatar-based satellite television network Al Jazeera from broadcasting in the country and closes its offices in Baghdad, accusing it of violating government guidelines issued in 2014 to regulate media “during the war on terror".
Tens of thousands of people, mostly Shi'ites, take to the streets of Baghdad, Iraq in a protest calling for Parliament to vote on a cabinet reshuffle. The protest was called for by powerful Shi'te Muslim critic Muqtada al-Sadr. The proposed cabinet reshuffle is aimed at fighting corruption in the midst of divisions between lawmakers that have hampered the work of the government.
Six people, including an Iraqi Interior Ministry official and four members of a leading political bloc, die in multiple explosions throughout Baghdad apparently targeting members of former prime Minister Ayad Allawi's al-Iraqiya political coalition; four were killed in a roadside bomb and three others were wounded.