A journalist was killed during fighting near Qaim, while Turkish soldiers were killed in battles in northern Iraq.
Operations against the Islamic State militants in a rural part of Anbar province were restarted.
Iraqi forces fought with militants at an oil field and village near Kirkuk.
In Tuz Khormato, militiamen destoryed 1500 homes belonging to Kurds.
Although formal talks between the Kurdish and Iraqi governments are stalled, back-channel communication is ongoing. However, the most important news of the day is unrelated to war or politics. An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck at the border between Iraq and Iran — with the heaviest damage being reported at Darbandikhan, Kurdistan. … Continue reading “US Service Member Among 19 Killed in Iraq”
400 likely victims of ISIS/Daesh were found in a mass grave in the Hawija area. At least 19 were killed in recently violence.
Iraqi military personnel are still fighting pockets of militants in eastern Iraq.
A family returned to their booby-trapped home in Mosul, only to die when the explosives were detonated.
Iraq’s vice president called on military support for minorities in recently liberated areas, so that they may protect themselves from threats, such as the looming one from Shi’ite militias.
The military finally admitted that hundreds of militants were killed during the liberation of Qaim. However, sources were tight lipped about military casualties.