Former Iraqi Trade Minister Abdel Falah al-Sudani is arrested at Baghdad International Airport for corruption.
Transparency International (TI), a nonprofit which works against corruption, warns about US companies overcharging for the rebuilding of Iraq. A TI study showed that a multi-million-dollar deal was awarded to a US company only for it to sub-contract the work to an Iraqi firm for a fraction of the cost.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who originally expected to be in Berlin today, makes an emergency trip to Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran. Earlier this week, the U.S. deployed a bomber task force and the USS "Abraham Lincoln" Carrier Strike Group to the region. In today's meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and President Barham Salih, Pompeo reaffirmed the longstanding U.S. policy to ensure nobody interferes in their country.
Four Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack on their base in Iraq by Kurdish forces. Twenty PKK members were also killed in the attack.
Six explosive devices detonated in several locations in Kirkuk, Iraq killing 5 people and injuring 20 others.
A truck bomb explodes at a popular market in the village of Nineveh, Iraq, killing 5 and injuring 8.