Five Italian soldiers are wounded by a bombing in Kirkuk, Iraq. Three of the soldiers are seriously injured, two of whom suffer an amputated leg, while another an amputated foot. The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says American troops withdrawing from Syria will go to western Iraq, where the U.S. military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State to prevent its resurgence.
At least five people are killed in a second day of spontaneous protests against unemployment, government corruption and lack of basic services in Iraq. Police say they have "lost control" of the city of Nassiriya after exchanging gunfire with protesters. Curfews are imposed on the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Nassiriya, Amarah and Hillah.
The United States Air Force launches a small shock and awe bombing raid using F-35 and F-15 Eagle warplanes on the ISIL-occupied Qanus Island in Iraq's Saladin Governorate, dropping 36,000 kg of explosives. The small island was being used by ISIL as a "major transit hub", according to the U.S.-led coalition.
In response to reports that U.S. President Donald Trump expressed interest in the United States acquiring Greenland, Greenland's Foreign Minister Ane Lone Bagger dismisses the idea, noting on Twitter that "a better and more equal partnership with Denmark should be the way forward for a stronger and longer-term free Greenland".
An unnamed United States official claims that, just prior to the attack on two merchant vessels, an Iranian vessel launched a surface to air missile at a MQ-9 Reaper drone in the vicinity of the attack. An additional MQ-9 Reaper is reported to have been shot down by Houthi rebels several days prior in the Red Sea.