Officials estimate that about 3,000 Yazidis are still missing a year after Islamic State militants attacked their region of Iraq. The militants are likely holding many of them captive. Yazidi leader, Prince Tahseen Saeed Ali, asked the Iraqi and Kurdish governments and the international community to help save the group. Many have already fled abroad.
According to the United Nations, a funding crisis has lead to the suspension of many health programs across Iraq. They received about eight percent of their financial goal. They need more than $60 million to operate the programs.
At least 37 people were killed and 18 were wounded:
In Hawija, militants executed seven policemen and one civilian, who were trying to flee the city.
Eight security members were killed and nine were wounded in clashes is Sidiqiyah and Tal Msheihda.
In Sicher, three people were killed and five were wounded in an airstrike.
An explosion in a booby-trapped building in Baiji killed three security members and wounded two more.
A bomb wounded a policeman in Mussayab.
Five militants were killed in a rocket attack in Husayba al-Sharkiya.
Security forces killed three militant leaders in Shirqat.
In Saqlawiya, security forces killed two militants. One was described as an expert in booby-traps.
An airstrike on Khalidiya left dozens of militants dead, including a wali.
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