ISIL claims responsibility as a response to take back launching of its stronghold Mosul by the Iraqi forces.
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)
Satellite images released by the Associated Press reveal the historic Saint Elijah's Monastery near the Iraqi city of Mosul, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq that predates Islam, has been completely razed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants.
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.
Car-bombings across Iraq kill at least 57 people. The attacks include a rare bombing in the southern Basra province leaving 10 people dead. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is suspected of being behind the attacks.