Muslims began to celebrate Aid al-Adha, but the fighting continued. At least 228 were killed across Iraq, and another 99 were wounded. Also, the Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib apparently is now in the hands of the Islamic State.
ISIS/DAASH militants appear to be in complete control of Abu Ghraib, which is just minutes from Baghdad. Soldiers are said to be unable to leave their bases to go on patrols. This brings the capital within artillery range, particularly the international airport.