Iraqi government forces say they are "advancing constantly" towards Fallujah, a stronghold of "Islamic State" militants. The extremists seem to mount diversionary attacks.
Iraqis have voted electronically to elect lawmakers for 329 parliamentary seats. There is no clear front-runner as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi faces stiff competition from his predecessor.
The US-led coalition battling "Islamic State" in Iraq has closed its land forces command headquarters. The move signals the end of major combat operations, but some will remain for "training" missions with Iraqi troops.
Just under half of Iraq's voting population cast a ballot to choose 329 parliamentarians. Higher turnout was observed in areas that were freed from "Islamic State" occupation.
Germany is hoping more Iraqi refugees will return home with the assistance of a massive aid package. But a senior minister has traveled to Iraq to ask for something in return.
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